Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Slammin Redfish

I fished this morning with Don and Bev Horton, who met me at the
Atlantic Seafood dock with plans to fish the very first of an incoming tide.  We made our first run up to the Jolley River and began to fish the exposed oysters of a long bank.  Here the tide still hadn't made up it's mind to start coming in but the two anglers warmed up, getting used to my light tackle spinning gear.  Just as the tide started in they began to catch fish on our jig and shrimp combo.  Bev tricked a "baitstealer" into biting her hook then she
really knocked the skunk off when she hooked up and landed a nice keeper sized Seatrout.  From then on the two anglers landed fish after fish, mostly feisty Redfish which were a beautiful copper color.  But Don added a Flounder then Bev landed on of her own to tally her first Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Redfish, Seatrout and Flounder!  We worked the area thoroughly, switched to float rigs as the tide got up, and landed a few more Redfish.  We ran further up the river where Bev switched back to the jig rig.  She caught Reds on the jig while Don caught them on the float.  We ran back and through Tiger Creek to Bell River and fished a little more with the float rigs then called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

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