Monday, August 1, 2011

Bunch of Catch'n

Tyler and Sarah Bolick were visiting Amelia Island and took in an backcountry fishing trip on The Anglers Mark Saturday.  We met at the Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina at 7am and headed up river to the outside of Tiger Island.  The anglers were tossing topwater lures, had a few "spits", and Sarah hooked up a small Jack.  We switched to shrimp under floats and both anglers began to catch slashing Blues, a small Redfish and Trout.  We also had a keeper sized Flounder to the boat.  We moved around to Snook Creek and Sarah had a big fish bite and her drag ripped out, FISH ON!  She played the fish expertly and we soon netted a nice Bonnethead Shark.  Later they picked up another Trout and when we moved on to an oyster bank that was now exposed, both Sarah and Tyler caught Blues, Trout, Croaker, Redfish and Ladyfish. At one point Sarah hooked up with what had to have been a Slot Red, her drag was rip, rip, ripping and she played it perfectly, but it was not to be.  The fish through the hook, the Big One that got away!  We had a great trip with a lot of catching and eventually called it a day, another great one to be on the water!

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