Thursday, August 20, 2015

Friends and Fishing

I had the pleasure of fishing again with Charles Lynn and his longtime buddy Julianne, leaving out of the City marina this morning with clear skies, just a slight breeze, and the sun coming up. We eased around to Tiger Island and set up fishing with jigs and mud minnows on the first of an incoming tide. Things started out slow, but we stayed with it and worked the bank. We had a few good bites then a very strong hookup, FISH ON! Charles played the fish patiently and perfectly but there was a reason this big fish was big and it eventually found its way into the logs and broke itself off,
darn it! We continued to fish and when Julianne put his bait up between to longs  and BOOM! Another good bite. He worked the fish patiently, easing off as it ran deep, then working it back slowly and eventually landed a nice Slot sized Redfish. We picked up a couple of smaller Reds then ran around to the Jolley River where the two anglers tangled with some high flying Ladyfish. Then when Charles' float disappeared and no Ladyfish came flying up we knew he had something nice. He worked it to the boat and landed a nice keeper sized Seatrout. From then on it was Ladyfish, one after the other, so we called it a day, counting it as another great one to be out on Amelia Island waters.

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