Monday, October 6, 2014

Super Grand Slam for Young Lady Angler

I fished this afternoon with Kevin Flynn and his daughter Madelyn.  Again, the weather was super nice, warming to shirt sleeve temperatures and we had a slight breeze to help keep the bugs off.  We made a quick run up to Tiger Island to catch the first of an incoming tide.  I think it was Kevin's first cast when he had a strong hookup and a good deep diving battle.  He played the fish perfectly and patiently and after a good battle landed a keeper sized Black "puppy" Drum - this is the first Drum in a long while.  We fished the logs thoroughly and a little late Maddy had a bite...we thought it got hung up in a downed log...but then it came free!  She worked the fish in to the boat and landed a keeper sized 16" Sheepshead, another first in a long while.  From the same spot Kevin had another strong bite and boated a 20" Slot Sized Redfish to give the anglers an Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Drum, Sheepshead, and Redfish!  But these two anglers weren't finished!  They boated a couple of small Flounder to score a "Grand Slam", then we headed up to Jolley River to fish the "bank".  Within minutes Kevin's float disapeared and he had a good fight on his hands.  He played the big fish to the boat and we netted a nice 18" Seatrout.  Now they had a "Super Grande Slam"!  We fished the bank from south to north and just as we were about to leave Maddy had a strange bite.  She cranked the fish and it came to the surface it began to fight but it was too late and we netted a big 17"  Flounder!  We hit a couple of more spots, one in particular produce a good handful of Seatrout for Maddy, then we called it day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

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