Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Nebraska Slam

Don and Peggy Brown were visiting Amelia Island with their two kids, Matt and Madeline and scheduled a backcountry fishing trip on The Anglers Mark.  The Nebraska family and I met at the Atlantic Seafood boat ramp and headed up to Tiger Island for the last two hours of the incoming tide.  We baited up some live shrimp under popping corks and tossed them out...FISH ON!  Madeline had only  had her float out for a minute and she had a hookup and a fish fight on her hands!  She played the fish beautifully and we soon netted a 20+ inch Trout!  Peggy joined in by catching a couple of Bluefish then we headed around to the backside of Tiger.  The wind had picked up and the air temperature was uncommonly cool but the anglers perservered and Matt's patience paid off because he soon landed a nice keeper sized 16" Flounder.  The tide reached it's peak so we headed to the docks of Lanceford Creek and although the tide was still pushing in somewhat, Don found a feisty Redfish to battle with, completing the Brown Family Slam,  and Peggy hooked up with a nice Trout.  Our last stop was further up Lanceford and the family boated more Trout with Matt adding to the cooler another nice Flounder.  With that, we headed in, counting it as another great day to be on the water!

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