Saturday, September 28, 2013

Big Flounder Tops Birthday Trip

I had the pleasure of fishing again today with the Teseiro anglers - Don and his kids Trey and Marie.  The fishing trip was part of  Trey's 12th birthday celebration here at Amelia Island.   We met at the Fernandina Harbor Marina as the sun was coming up and headed straight to Tiger Island to get out of the northeast wind.  We had live shrimp and mud minnows and even a couple of small crabs to fish with and it wasn't long before these anglers were getting bites.  Marie started it off first by hooking up with a hard fighting feisty Redfish which she expertly landed.  Shortly after that Trey had a good hookup, played it perfectly, and landed another feisty Redfish - this one with 5 spots!  All of the anglers caught Multiple Snapper and added a few Croaker, too.  Don had a good battle with a hard fighting Black "Puppy" Drum.  Trey made a pinpoint cast to a pocket in the trees, worked his minnow slowly, and then the rod bent over, FISH ON!  This fish was causing the drag to sing but Trey kept the pressure on and after a long battle, landed a big 21.5" Flounder!  Boy what a fish!  This fish put's Trey into 3rd place in The Anglers Mark 2013 Bragging Rights Tournament (scroll down right side of this report for standings).  Don added a keeper Snapper, Trey landed the "ugliest" fish - a Toad Fish, and Marie wrapped it up with a pesky Croaker.  With that, we called it a day, another great one to be out on Amelia Island waters!

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