Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Birthday Trip Nets Slot Red and Big Trout

I fished George and Cindi Breslin this morning, running up the Nassau River, thru Jackstaff and to its mouth on the other side. We set up off the flooded marsh grass on a high and outgoing tide and began tossing live shrimp under floats. We had a bite on the first cast and shortly after the two anglers began catching Seatrout at the marsh run outs. Most we undersized but they did one keeper in that area. We crossed the creek to fish a point and her George had a
strong hookup, battled it for a good while, then poof, it was gone - the hook pulled! It might have been his next cast and he had another strong hookup. This fish fought so hard and pulled so deep we both were thinking big Red, but when George wore it out we found that that it was a big Jack Crevalle! Their Back! We ran back thru Jackstaff and around to Twin Creeks. Cindi was on the bow of the boat, still tossing a float rig, and picked up a couple or three of feisty Redfish, then a  Flounder to round out her personal Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Seatrout, Redfish and Flounder. We then fished a dock with jigs and in short order Cindi had a hookup. We knew it was a big fish the way it fought against the drag but Cindi fought it patiently and after a good battle, landed a nice big Slot 25" Redfish! She followed that up with a big 18" Seatrout then we moved to the other side of the dock where George put another 18" Trout in the boat. Our final stop was down at Broward Island where we had no real bites, but as we headed in, we knew we'd just had another great day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida!

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