Thursday, June 11, 2015

Good Fish Catching Day

We just can't beat the weather we've been having lately. Cloud cover in the morning, a slight breeze and the thunderstorms hold off until late afternoon. I fished today with Chip Wildman,  his wife Bernie, and his daughter Maddie, launching from the south end boat ramp and running up the Amelia River to fish Jackstaff with the tide going out but the oysters still covered. The anglers started with float rigs and live shimp, tossing it to the marsh grass and letting it drift along with the current. It took a while but finally Chip had a
 good bite and a good fight, landing a nice Black "puppy" Drum. We had a few more bites, but no real takers, so we crossed over to fish a flooded sandbar and here the action picked up. The Seatrout were out deep on the other sided of the bar and the anglers found them - first Maddie reeled one in then Bernie caught one too. Chip had a strong bite that  took him from stern to bow and back to stern. I thought it was surely a shark but after a good battle, Chip landed a nice Jack Crevalle. They picked up a couple more Trout then we ran through Horsehead to fish some docks at Seymore's Pointe.
Almost immediately the fish were biting. All three anglers caught Mangrove Snapper, a few were over 12" long, and they picked up a couple of more Puppy Drum. Our final stop was down at Broward Island and again they found some Seatrout out deep. Although there were fish busting bait up near a creek mouth, we couldn't get them to eat what we were offering, so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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