Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Nice Variety Keeps Things Interesting

We had another beautiful day today - sunshine and  slight breeze, and no bugs! I had met Chris Moscoso and his cousin Rob down at the Atlantic Seafood dock and we headed up to Bell River to fish some dock piling on an outgoing tide with jigs and live shrimp. The bite was kinda slow but these anglers kept at it and it made a difference - they caught fish! Chris started it off when he tossed his offering up behind a floating dock and almost immediately he had a hookup. He played the fish expertly and landed a nice feisty Redfish. Rob got in on the action and landed a
Seatrout then the anglers had multiple Ladyfish catches. When Rob had a strong hookup I just knew we had a big Red but as he patiently worked the fish to the boat we saw it was a rather large Stingray! We made a run around to Jolley River and fished Snook Creek and here the anglers landed a big Whiting. We fished further down the river and saw some big Bonnethead Sharks cruising the bank but they wouldn't bite. Our final stop was at Tiger Island and when we had another strong hookup we knew we had a decent fish. We fought the fish to the boat and landed a nice Slot sized Redfish. Somewhere in there we had another Trout or two!  After a short tour of Cumberland Island, Fort Clinch and Old Towne, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida!

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