Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Facebook Trout Blows Away Bragging Rights

I got my boat out of the shop just in time to keep the scheduled fishing trip today with Kyle and Amy Hess, meeting them down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp this morning. We ran up the Nassau River and began fishing an incoming tide with live shrimp under a dock. It didn't take long for Kyle to "knock the skunk off" when he battled a hard fighting Jack Crevalle, and won! We moved around to another spot and got into some hungry Mangrove Snapper with a couple of them up to 14" in length which makes for
some nice fillets.  Kyle had put a couple in the boat when we saw Amy's float begin to wobble and when she hooked we thought for sure she had another big Snapper. The fish zipped from bow to stern and back again but Amy kept the pressure on. It ripped the drag a couple of times and we all wondered how big this Snapper really was. But when it broke the surface we saw that it was a huge Seatrout! Amy landed the big fish and when we measured it we found it to be 24.5" long, a "Facebook Worthy Fish" and it literally wiped out the Anglers Mark Bragging Rights Tournament trout, giving her first place to date! Boy what a fish! Scroll down the right side of this report for standings.  We continued to fish, picked up another few keeper sized Snapper, then ran down to fish Broward Island, even though it was almost completely high tide. We fished the downed logs with no luck but just as we were about to leave, Amy had another strong hookup and landed a nice 17" Seatrout. We made the run around and through Horsehead to fish Jackstaff as the tide started out and here Amy did battle one more time, landing a 22" Jack Crevalle. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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