Saturday, August 8, 2015

Father Son and a Grande Slam

We had an beautiful morning to fish today, sunshine and  slight breeze. I had met Colin Ah and his dad Robert down at the City marina and we made the run up to the Jolley River to fish an outgoing tide, tossing flies to begin with. Colin had a topwater gurgler fishing the bow while his dad was tossing a Clowser on an intermediate line. The conditions were right and the anglers were hitting their mark but the fish did not cooperate. We ran further up the Jolley and switched to spinning gear and live bait and after working some now exposed oysters, they both picked up some feisty Redfish. We fished the MOA then moved on around to the Bell River to fish some docks. Colin hooked up and landed a nice keeper sized Flounder (all fish were released today) then he made it an Amelia Island Back Country Slam when he caught a keeper sized Sheepshead. They had another Redfish or two then we moved to another dock. Here things heated up for a while when the two anglers had a good flurry of fish catching. Colin topped it all off and made it a "Grande" Slam when he reeled in a hungry Seatrout. We hit another oyster bank on the way back, tossed flies at Bonnethead Sharks and Gar, then headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing Amelia Island waters.

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