Friday, July 25, 2014
I needed to shake things up today so when I met Hunter Moore, his brother Heath and their friend Alex down at the Fernandina Harbor Marina, we headed up the Bell River to fish a spot that I had never fished before. I had passed it on the way back from a previous fishing trip and thought it's be a good spot to try on a high and incoming tide. Once the guys got the float rigs unlimbered we baited up with live mud minnows and tossed them out to some grass clumps. I believe it was Alex's first cast when he had a hookup! He worked the fish patiently to the boat and we netted a nice Seatrout. For about an hour we worked the area and the anglers had bites constantly both Hunter and Heath landed keeper sized Seatrout and all of them had some that were just shy of the 15" mark. We hit one more spot in the Bell, made a pit stop for some more bait, then headed up to Jolley River. We picked up a few feisty Redfish before making one last stop back at Tiger Island. Hunter had the hot hand here and put two more Redfish in the boat while Alex added a Flounder to round out the trio's Amelia Island Back Country Slam. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters!