Thursday, June 4, 2015

Afternoon Trip Beats The Storms

I fished this afternoon with Tim Flusche and his dad Tim Sr. and his mom Peggy. We had scheduled to meet down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp and although we had a good tide, we were somewhat concerned about the forecasted thunderstorms. But the skies were clear so we headed up the Amelia River and turned into Jackstaff to fish a flooded bank with the tide going out. I had all three anglers tossing live shrimp under a float and it was only a few minutes before Peggy "knocked the skunk off" when she landed a
nice Flounder. We continued fishing and Tim Jr. tangled with a high flying Ladyfish before we crossed the creek and fished a sandbar with jigs and shrimp. We had no real bites so we ran through Horsehead and around to Seymore's Pointe where all three anglers were getting bites. It took a while to get the hang of it but soon they landed a handful of hungry Mangrove Snapper. Our next stop was around the corner and here Tim Jr. picked up another Snapper on the jig. Our last stop was down at Broward Island. The wind was blocked which made for some very pleasant fishing conditions. The anglers were tossing jigs and shrimp and although they had some bites, we caught no fish. We did see a big Redfish smash bait up near the shore but it wouldn't take what we were offering. We eventually called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters!

No comments: