Monday, April 27, 2015

Variety Of Fish

I fished this morning with Tim and Sally Lackey who met me down at the City marina for an Amelia Island back country fishing trip. We headed north and up to the Jolley River to fish a large creek mouth on an outgoing tide. The oysters were just showing and I had Tim on a float rig and Sally on a jig. Tim was the first to hookup, landing a nice keeper sized Seatrout. He had a couple of more bites but no takers so we moved on up into the creek. Here, we picked up a keeper sized Whiting then Sally had a strong hookup and, FISH ON! This was a big fish and it ripped line off the reel as it ran. Sally
went from the bow to the stern and from port to starboard as she chased the fish. She put up a good fight but the tackle was too light for what I think would have been our first Bonnethead Shark of the year, and it broke off.  We moved to the mouth of Jolley, fished an exposed oyster bank with jigs, and Tim put a feisty Redfish in the boat and Sally followed that up with a Bluefish. We ran around to Tiger Island, fished the logs, picked up a couple of more Trout, then Tim garnered the duo an Amelia Island Back Country Slam when he caught a Flounder at the mouth of a Creek. We continued to fish the area, caught a couple of more Redfish, then headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

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