Friday, June 13, 2014

Blackened Redfish for Dinner

Dale and Kay Bullard took in another fishing trip today and this time they brought along their adult daughter Autumn.  We had a high and incoming tide when we left the Fernandina Beach Harbor Marina and headed north to fish the outside of Tiger Island with float rigs and live minnows.  We had a nibble hear and there, saw a tailing Redfish in some sparse grass, but had no real bites.  We had planned to fish for Tailing Redfish  as the tide was predicted to be  high enough for Reds up in the spartina but it never made it with
the west wind pushing back against the tide.  So we continued to fish the edges and the three anglers patience paid off.  Dale knocked the "skunk off" by landing a hungry Seatrout and shortly afterwards Autumn yelled, "FISH ON" and her rod bent double.  She fought the fish perfectly despite the unwanted coaching from her dad and I, and eventually landed a nice 25" Slot Redfish!   Talk immediately turned towards methods of preparing the fish and we all agreed that it should be blackened, outside!  We fished the shoreline then made a run around to Lanceford Creek where Dale added to the box with a nice 17" keeper sized Seatrout.  We fished a while longer, picked up another couple of Trout, had a Flounder to the boat, then headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

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