Friday, June 29, 2012

Redfish on a Jerk Bait

Bob Anderson along with his two teenagers, Zack and Rogers, fished with me this morning and we were all shaking off a bit of "stir crazy" after being cooped up the last few days as Tropical Storm Debbie left the whole area drenched.  We left the Atlantic Seafood dock at 7am and headed up Lanceford Creek to fish the dock pilings as the tide was falling.  The oysters still weren't showing so Bob tied on a jerk bait that he had brought with him and began to fish it over the flooded oysters.  I had the boys fishing with  jigs and shrimp up near the pilings.  We'd only been fishing for a short time when Bob hooked up and his rod bent, FISH ON!  He played the fish perfectly and after an extended battle we netted a nice 21" Slot Redfish!  What a great way to start the day.  Rogers joined in on the action later by hooking up and reeling in a hard fighting Puppy Drum.  We hit another dock system,  cast netted some nice finger mullet, then headed up to Jolly River to fish the now exposed oysters.  It was tough fishing with the current ripping out and the wind blowing right at us, but these anglers persevered and Bob soon landed Flounder that took one of the mullet under a float.  We moved on up the river and as we were easing into a creek, Bob landed another feisty Redfish, this time on a white artificial jig with a skirt.  We found no sharks up the creek and after hitting another couple of spots, the sun was up and the temp's were in the 90's, so we called it a day, another great one to be out on Amelia Island waters!

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