Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fishing Georgia/Florida Week

The Blalocks were back in town for the annual Georgia/Florida football game and it's become a tradition to get in an Amelia Island back country fishing trip.  I met William and his wife Dara, along with dad Bob, and their friend Jason down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp at sunrise this morning.  We ran up the Nassua River and made our first stop at Twin Creeks with about an hour to go on a falling tide.  The water was really low and the oysters were fully exposed as the four anglers began to pitch their jigs and mud
minnows to the oyster edge.  Almost immediately the fish began to
bite!  They stayed busy catching feisty Redfish, one after the other for a good 45 minutes.  Dara had a really big Red on for a good while but it was big for a reason and made a quick turn and went full throttle to break the leader, OUCH!  But shortly after that William baited up with a small and lively Pogey, tossed it to the bank, and FISH ON!  He played the big Red patiently and after a good battle, landed a nice Slot sized 23" Redfish!  Later, we moved down the river, found a point sticking out into the river, and fished the oysters.  Again, the anglers had a good bite, and in addition to the Reds, they put a number of keeper sized Trout (up to 16") in the boat.  Jason had a strange bite and after workin the fish to the boat, landed a very nice 16" keeper sized Flounder to round out his personal Amelia Island Back Country Slam.  We made our last stop down at Broward Island, found a few fish, then called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

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