Thursday, December 26, 2013
Drum Drum and Drum
I had the opportunity to fish with the Bremer boys again today, Chris and his son Nik. We knew that it would be hard to top the Christmas Eve trip but these anglers were game and even though we had an overcast sky, we headed north to make the most of an Amelia Island back country fishing trip. The tide had just hit bottom and began to turn when Nik made his first cast and when I heard the drag rip I knew that he'd knocked the "skunk off" early! He fought and landed a nice feisty Redfish. We continued to fish and a little later he landed a very nice keeper sized Black "Puppy Drum". We made a run around to another creek and here things heated up. Nik had the hot rod early and landed Redfish, one after the other. Chris was fishing patiently with his new rod and reel combo (that Nik had given him) and he too began to pic up fish. He first landed a hungry Seatrout then picked up a Redfish and later landed nice keeper sized Puppy Drum to round out his personal Amelia Island Back Country Slam on his new rod! The anglers landed a good mess of fish but when it slowed we made one more stop with the tide well up and covering all the oysters. Nik picked up a few Redfish but Chris had the big fish. His new rod bent over and the drag ripped as the big fish strained against the braided line. Chris playhed it the fish perfectly and after a long battle landed a nice 21" Drum, this one a little past the "Puppy" stage! With that, we called it a day, another great one to be out on Amelia Island waters!