Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Redfish No Show

We had a full moon last night and a forecasted high flood tide this morning at 9:12am so I met James Machado at 7 and we headed out with a boat load of fly rods to hunt for tailing Redfish.  We were on time and immediately saw that some areas were flooding so we eased up and began to look for tails.  At the first spot we saw none so we crossed over to where some mullet were cruising the bank and James tossed a topwater lure until he had a hungry Seatrout explode on it and he hooked it up. We then got serious about the flood tide and hit flooded grass flat after flooded grass flat - to no avail.  Everywhere we looked seemed perfect conditions, but not a one did we see.  Luckily I had a good handful of mud minnows left over from yesterdays trip so we rigged up some float rigs and began to toss them to the edge of the flooded grass. You gotta do what you gotta do!  We soon began to get bites and when James' float went under with a surge we knew he had a decent fish on.  He played the fish perfectly and soon landed a nice 18" keeper sized Seatrout.  We fished the area for a while and we both had a couple of Seatrout and then James landed a feisty Redfish.  We made a short run to the mouth of a large creek and tossed the minnows again.  James had a few more Seatrout with one of them being of keeper size.  We also had a Redfish or two.  The weather was outstanding, the fishing peaceful, and it turned out to be a great day to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

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