Friday, April 10, 2015

Fish On First Cast and Last Cast

I met Mark Humphreys and his two sons Milo and Liam down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp this morning and we headed up the Amelia River to fish the mouth of Jackstaff on the very last few minutes of the outgoing tide. It was Milo's first cast when he hooked up with a hungry Seatrout then Liam landed a small Sea Bass. Shortly after that Liam had made an excellent cast to the exposed oysters and as he worked it back his rod bent and he
yelled, "I got a fish!".  He reeled the fish in and landed a nice Flounder. We fished the area to a large creek mouth then ran around to fish Bubblegum Creek on the first of an incoming tide. Milo was casting to the oyster bank and he too had a strong hookup. This fish fought hard but Milo was up to it and landed a big keeper sized Seatrout. Shortly after that Liam reeled in a nice Sheepshead then he and his father boated a keeper sized Black "puppy" Drum. We moved on to some docks at Seymore's Pointe where they caught another Trout, a Bluefish and Milo got our first feisty Redfish, to garner the trio and Amelia Island Back Country "Super Grande
Slam" of Seatrout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum and Red Drum! We then made a run down to Broward Island, fooled around with some "baitstealers" then got back into some fish. We had a really strong hookup that threw the hook then Mark landed another keeper sized Sheepshead. Then BOOM! BIG FISH ON! Mark worked the fish patiently as it ran deep towards the downed limbs but he pulled it back out, keeping the pressure on. The fish went from Starboard to Port and then started back to the stern. Mark worked him up and we netted a nice 25" Slot sized Redfish! Boy what a fish. With that catch, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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