Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Fishing With The Grandparents

I still remember fishing with my Grandad, down at Lake Sante Fe north of Gainesville. We'd motored out into the middle of Little Lake, anchored, and dropped some minnows down to the bottom and caught some Crappie. Today I had Allen and Ann Richardson who had brought along their grandkids, Anna Claire and Walker and we met down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp. Another nice day greeted us, just a little overcast and a nice breeze as we headed north up the Nassau River. We made our first stop at Twin Creeks and tossed both float rigs with live shrimp and jigs and live shrimp.
Ann Claire had one strong bite that broke the line, but other than that we had no takers. Our next stop was at dock at Seymore's Pointe and boy, it wasn't long before the two young anglers were catching fish. Walker "knocked the skunk off" when he landed a hard biting Mangrove Snapper then Anna Claire hooked up with a big fish, fought it to the boat, and landed a nice 16" Sheepshead. From then on we had numerous bites, and catches! More Mangrove Snapper, and that seemed to get bigger as the morning wore on. We had a hungry Seatrout to the boat, and landed a couple of more Sheepshead and Black "puppy" Drum. Our next stop was down at Broward Island and I think it was the first casts when the two anglers had a double hookup! Walker put a keeper sized Flounder in the boat (all fish were released today) and Anna Claire had another Sheepshead. There were some thunder clouds sweeping towards us so we ran back closer to the boat ramp, made one more stop where Allen put another Black Drum in the boat, then we headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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