Friday, October 26, 2012

Bunch of Trout and a Big Red

Claudiu Videlescu treated his dad Stefan to an Amelia Island back country fishing trip yesterday afternoon and brought along friends Daron Pair and Pat Joe.  We met at 2pm at the Atlantic Seafood dock and eased our way out of the marina on The Anglers Mark to make our way up to the Jolley River with about two hours into an incoming tide.  The oysters will still showing so the anglers tossed jigs with shrimp to the edge and it wasn't long before they were hooking up.  Pat and Daron had the hot rods early and were bringing in Trout, Snapper and Croaker regularly.  But Stefan and Claudiu were patient and they too began to make catches of Trout, with Stefan being the first to land a keeper sized Trout.  There were a number of times when the anglers had double hookups.  We fished Snook Creek and had a couple of Trout then hit Manatee Creek outside of Tiger Island where the Trout bite was almost non stop.  We were having so many bites that we ran out of shrimp so we made quick run to the bait shop on Eagans Creek then headed out for one more try at Temptation Cove.  The tide was almost high now and although we may have been a little late getting there, we picked up a few Trout.  Stefan had something take his bait so hard that after a short fight it broke off.  Later, Claudiu's rod bent and this fish was big!  It didn't fight like a Trout and hunkered down and we knew it was either a Red or Black Drum.  He played the fish perfectly, with the fish making runs from bow to stern and even under the boat a couple of times, but Claudiu was patient and with Pat manning the net, they soon landed a nice 22" Slot Redfish!  With that, we called it a day, another great one to be out on Amelia Island waters!

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