Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Shark Bit

John Massey had his son, John Allen and grandsons Jonathan and Joshua set up to fish with him The Anglers Mark. We headed up to the Jolley River to fish the incoming tide with the water creeping up on the oysters.  The anglers immediately began to get bites and hookups with hungry Croaker. Then, Allen hooked up (kinda!) and had a battle on his hands. The big fish circled the bow then headed to the stern and out to deeper water. We soon saw a nice sized shark....and then it was off!  Allen reeled up his line and found a half eaten Croaker! The shark wasn't hooked but had latched on and it was a tug of war that ended in a tie! Young Jonathan caught a hard fighting Puppy Drum while his Grandad reeled on a feisty Redfish.  Later, John also caught a angry Jack Crevalle.  The tide got up and we hit a few more spots with Jonathan catching a high flying Ladyfish. During the trip we saw dolphin, osprey, Rosette Spoonbills, a raccoon, and numerous bird life today in the backwaters of Amelia Island.

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