Saturday, July 13, 2013
Left 'Em Biting
The Anglers Mark and that was what I had today, fishing with Alan Reeves this morning. We met down at the Big Talbot Island Park at 7am and headed up the Nassau River to fish the very first of the incoming tide. It's always fun to start a fishing trip off with the first cast resulting in, BOOM! FISH ON! and that's what happened. We had a BIG fish on first cast and the rod bent over and the drag ripped out. But this big fish had been around for a while and it eventually made its way around some structure and broke itself off. OUCH. But not to be deterred, Alan made another cast (his second), and, FISH ON! He played this big fish patiently and we soon netted a big 21 1/2" Seatrout! This Trout placed Alan tied for 3rd in my Anglers Mark 2013 Bragging Rights Tournament, Seatrout category (scroll down right side of this report for standings). We continued to fish and it was almost a bite on every cast. Alan boated 10-15 Snapper, 8 of which were keeper sized. He also landed a handful of Redfish with three being in the Slot and the biggest measuring to 24". Before we left the first spot he had a nice sized Croaker and limited out on Seatrout over 20". We made a run to Broward Island and were soon catching fish again. Alan added another Slot Redfish, picked up some hungry Seatrout and we also tangled with a couple of Stingrays. We had caught so many fish Alan had gotten his fishing "fix" in, so we called it a day, left 'em biting, and headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing on Amelia Island waters!