Monday, August 1, 2011

It's Not a Shark!

Steve Silverman, his wife Gretchen and their two kids were visiting Amelia Island, Florida and scheduled a backwater fishing trip on The Anglers Mark.  We met at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp at Big Talbot Island Park and headed up the Nassau River, making our first stop at Leon's Drop.  Jason was the first to hookup with a fish and his drag ripped out, FISH ON!  He and his dad fought the fish to a standstill and we soon netted a nice Bonnethead Shark.  The other three anglers joined in and had strong bites, drag ripping action and some good battles.  Note that two of these battles ended with the fish winning - not from broken string or knots that gave, but from broken hooks! OUCH!  We move on to Bubblegum Reef and CJ caught a fat Rock Bass, then we move on around to the mouth of Jackstaff to battle with Sharks.  On one such bite, Steve had his drag ripping out so we maneuvered the boat and he battled the fish around and around, and around!  We just knew it was another shark but when Steve finally subdued it, the whole group yelled, "It's not a shark!"  We netted a very large Jack Crevalle, boy what a fight it put up!  And with that, we called it a day, another great one to be on the water!

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