Monday, May 25, 2015

We Got Wet

I fished again this morning with George Bowlin who brought along his two sons Paul and Mark with plans to fish the back water during the last two hours of the falling tide. We headed up to Jolley River and fished the Bank, tossing jigs and live shrimp to the exposed oysters. All three anglers were making excellent casts but it was a slow bite. George did put a high flying Ladyfish in the boat, then a small Flounder, and a Croaker. We ran up river, fished another bank with no success then decided to run around to some docks in
Bell River. On the way we ran into a rain storm which drenched us pretty good. But it blew on by and we fished the docks. We did get some bites here and then Mark had a strong hookup, a good battle, and patiently landed a nice 20" Slot Redfish. George picked up a hungry Seatrout and then Mark landed a small Black "puppy" Drum". We ran back to fish Jolley Bank on the first of an incoming tide, picked up another small Flounder and a Croaker, then made our last stop at Tiger Island. The conditions were right and the anglers were making good casts but the fish just weren't hungry! We finally had a good bite and Paul worked in a feisty Sheepshead,.  The sun had come out and dried us out as we headed in, so we still counted it as another great day to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

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