Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Father Daughter Fun Fishing

I had Kent Taylor and his daughter Abbey fishing with me today, and after meeting down at the City marina, we headed up to Eagans Creek to fish the first of an outgoing tide. Our first stop was at a clump of marsh grass and it wasn't long before Kent put a couple of hungry Seatrout in the boat.  We made our way around to some docks and switched to jigs and shrimp, fished slowly on the bottom. It took a few minutes but the two anglers began to catch fish, and catch fish and catch fish. They put some feisty Redfish in the boat and Kent had one that was in the Slot (all fish were released today),
then Abbey had a keeper sized Seatrout. Abbey seemed to have the hot hand for catching Blue Fish then she had a strange bite, hooked it up, played it patiently, and landed a nice keeper sized Flounder to round out an Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Redfish, Seatrout and Flounder. But these two anglers were not done! We made the run to Tiger Island where Kent caught a keeper sized Black "puppy" Drum to up there catch to a "Grande Slam". Both he and Abbey had a few more Seatrout, another couple of Black Drum, and then a whole slew of feisty Redfish. Although we had some overcast skies early,  the sun had come out, the clouds had moved on, and we ended up having a great day of catching fish here at Amelia Island, Florida!

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