Tuesday, July 21, 2015

High Percentage of Keeper Sized Fish

I fished today with the Ron Brown and his family - his Mom and two sisters, Mary Beth and Robin. We had met down at City boat ramp and headed over to Eagans Creek to fish some dock pilings just as the tide had ebbed. The anglers were tossing live mud minnows on jigs up to the pilings and although the bite was slow at first, Mary Beth finally had a hookup and landed a nice 20" Slot sized Redfish. Skunk off the boat! She followed that up with a couple of strong hookups but these fish were wiley and found their
way back into the pilings to break themselves off. Then Ron had a good hookup and after playing the fish patiently he soon landed another Slot sized Red. We fished the area thoroughly then made a run over to Tiger Island to fish the incoming tide.  Again, Mary Beth had a good hookup. This fish was big but it was having none of coming to the boat - we never saw it as it stayed deep and eventually broke off. Then Mom had a good bite and after a good fight we landed a nice feisty Redfish. Robin was being patient and fishing out deep when she had a different kinda bite. She worked the fish in and we netted a keeper sized 17" Seatrout. After fishing the island up and down we made a short tour of Cumberland Island, Fort Clinch, and Old Town before heading in. Although we didn't catch a whole lot of fish, or percentage of "keeper sized" fish was pretty high and made for another great day to be fishing Amelia Island waters. 

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