Sunday, October 5, 2014

Having the Hot Hand

I fished yesterday afternoon with Kevin Clickett and his son Jack.  We had met at the Atlantic Seafood dock with a weather forecast of a slight chance of rain, with winds 10-12mph with gusts to 20.  But we had a game plan to fish on the lee side of a land mass so with that in mind we headed out and sure enough, our first stop was like fishing on a calm pond.  It turned out to be a beautiful morning with our float rigs out and the sun coming up, but we had no real bites for the first 45 minutes!  At our second stop we went to jigs and minnows to fish some dock pilings.  We had a few nibbles then
finally a strong hookup, FISH ON!  Young Jack played the big fish patiently and even though it made a couple of strong runs, he kept the pressure on and soon landed a nice 22" Slot Redfish!  If we're only going to get one fish in two hours then it's great to get a nice fish like that!  But these two anglers were not going to be denied.  We made a short run to a second spot, began to fish some more dock pilings and in a short instance, Jack had hooked up and landed a hungry Seatrout.  Then we a had a good flurry of catching small but feisty Redfish.  Just before we left neither Kevin or I were getting any bites so Jack stepped up with the "hot hand", made a  cast, and landed one more Seatrout to his catch total.  We then ran around to Tiger Island through some fairly choppy water but when we got in behind the islands it wasn't too bad.  Kevin had a strange bite and hooked up and landed a nice keeper sized Flounder to round out the duo's Amelia Island Back Country Slam.  He then added one more feisty Redfish before we called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

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