Sunday, July 12, 2015

It Was A Hot One

Although we had another beautiful morning today, it got kinda hot as the day wore on!  I met Cory Relling and his father-in-law Keith down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp and with a bait well full of live shrimp and mud minnows, we headed up the Nassau River to fish some rocks along Seymore's Pointe on the very first of an outgoing tide. The two anglers were tossing float rigs up near the rocks and almost immediately were getting bites. And they got bites. And they got bites.  I thought sure there would be some Mangrove Snapper here but finally Cory snagged one and it was a Pinfish! So we pulled up and headed over to Jackstaff, still tossing float rigs, and here they began to get some fish. Cory put a hungry Seatrout in the boat then Keith added a feisty Redfish. Then Cory added another Trout then Keith added another Redfish. We tangled with a Ladyfish briefly and then Cory landed a small Bonnethead Shark. We ran around to Nassau River and found a dock to fish and again we had some decent bites. Cory caught a keeper sized Mangrove Snapper then Keith put a 17" keeper sized Seatrout in the boat. They caught a couple of smaller Redfish then Keith put a nice Slot sized in the boat to wrap up another great (but hot) day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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