Sunday, February 1, 2015

Must Be a Front

I fished a trip this afternoon with Mort Demott and his son Dan, leaving the City marina around 1:00pm to fish the Amelia Island backwaters on the very first of an incoming tide. I really like this tide and was expecting a better bite but as I mentioned to Mort, there must have been a changing weather pattern. But these two anglers were up to the challenge and persevered to put some fish in the boat. We fished behind Tiger for about an hour and found two small but feisty Redfish. We then made the long run around to Bell River to fish some dock pilings and here things picked up somewhat. I think Dan's first cast with a 1/4oz jig and grub netted him a nice Seatrout. Shortly after that Mort put one in the boat, too. At one time they had a double hookup. They continued to fish the area with artificial grubs and live shrimp and found a handful of Trout to add to their catch. We ran back towards the marina, made one stop at some still exposed oyster beds, then eased up into Eagans Creek to fish the marsh line. Although the bite was somewhat slow, it was still great to get out on Amelia Island waters and do some fishing!

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