Monday, September 22, 2014

Snapper Still Here

I fished this morning with Duncan Warren and boy what a beautiful morning we had!  Sunny skies as the sun came up and only a slight breeze made for a perfect day to fish here at Amelia Island.  We had met down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp and headed up the Amelia River and into Jackstaff to fish the very last of an incoming tide.  It took just a little while to get bites but after tangling with a Ladyfish, Duncan put a nice Seatrout in the boat to knock the skunk off.  We had another couple of Seatrout along that
first stretch, a feisty Redfish, and another couple of Ladyfish.  We then fished another bank and here picked up a couple of more Seatrout (all of these on float rigs with live shrimp).  We then fished a creek run out, this time with a jig and shrimp.  Duncan was fishing the rig perfectly and when his line went tight he set the hook and hooked up with another hard fighting Redfish.  We made a run around to Seymore's Pointe to fish some rocks with the float rigs again and within minutes Duncan had a hookup!  This fish was fighting hard to get back in the rocks but Duncan worked him out patiently and put a nice keeper sized Vermillion Snapper in the boat.  For the next 45 minutes we had good bites and hookups and a few of them turned out to be about 16" - the biggest Snapper we've had all year.  I counted 8-10 Snapper that we put in the boat before the Needlefish began to get too pesky so we made a run to briefly fish Broward Island where we picked up one more Redfish.  With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

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