Monday, June 8, 2015

The Fish Are Scattered

I fished this afternoon with Kevin Hagan and his friends Cole and Johnny, fishing out of the Atlantic Seafood dock. We met mid- afternoon and headed north to fish outside of Tiger Island with float rigs and live shrimp on a high and outgoing tide. It didn't take long for Cole to find the "hot" rod - he was on the bow and tossing to the flooded marsh and began picking up small but feisty Seatrout. The others had bites but no takers so after fishing the area thoroughly we ran further up to Jolley River and to Snook Creek. The wind was at our backs and even though the anglers were making
excellent casts, we had no takers. We eased up into Snook Creek, fished some jigs and shrimp on the bottom, had a few bites, then ran back to the mouth of Jolley and back to the float rigs. Again, bites but no takers. Our final stop was around at Bell River and here we finished with some action. Johnny had stuck with the float rig and landed a Seatrout and then a feisty Redfish. Cole hauled up a Stingray then we bounced to another dock where Cole put another Redfish in the boat. The wind was whipping but the sun was out and even though the fish catching was scattered, it was another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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