Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Prettiest Day Yet
I just couldn't believe how pretty it was this morning as the sun came up over Amelia Island. I had met Bruce Doueck and his son in law Rich out at the Goffinsville Park boat ramp at sunrise and with the river so calm it was an amazing sight! We made a run NE to make our first stop at Bubblegum Reef on the very first of an incoming tide. Rich knocked the skunk off early when he hooked up and landed a nice Seatrout. He had a hot rod going early and got a number of bites, landing a good handful of Seatrout on jigs and mud minnows. We had tossed out a shrimp under a float up near
some oyster beds and when the bobber began to walk off we knew we had a fish, but we didn't know how nice it was going to turn out to be! Bruce played the fish patiently and as it neared the boat it made a run deep and to the stern but Bruce was on top of it and walked him around. The big fish made a couple of more runs before Bruce landed a nice Slot sized 22" Redfish. We fished Seymore Pointe but had no bites then made the trip down to Broward Island to fish the first of an incoming tide. Here, Bruce had most of the action and caught 4-5 nice feisty Redfish. We also picked up a couple of small Sheepshead before we left. Our final stop was over in Jackstaff, now tossing float rigs with live shrimp. The hot hand swung back to Rich this time and he put a few more Seatrout in the boat while Bruce picked up one more Redfish. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters.