Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Sheepshead Slam

We had another beautiful day today here at Amelia Island. I was fishing with Danny and Jill Elliott and their young anglers Tucker and Cora. We had met down at the Fernandina Harbor Marina early this morning and made a run up to Tiger Island to fish the first of an incoming tide. We started right off getting bites and it was a scramble to see who got the first fish in, with the title falling to Danny he put a really nice 18" Seatrout in the boat. From then on it
was a flurry of catching fish - both Tucker and Jill caught nice feisty Redfish then Cora reeled one in too. Danny picked up his Red then Cora rounded out an Amelia Island Back Country Slam when she outsmarted a sneaky Sheepshead. We continued to fish the area thoroughly, catching a good quantity of Reds and a handful of Seatrout and a 3lb Sheepshead.  We then we made the run up to Jolly River to fish the now flooded marsh line with float rigs. Although we missed a couple of fish, Danny was on his toes and caught a Red up near the grass.
Tucker was tossing a fly off the stern and was making some excellent casts but we had not takers. After hitting another couple of spots, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

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