Saturday, August 22, 2015

The Magic Rod

We wrapped the week up with another beautiful day to be fishing here at Amelia Island. I had met Chuck and Marca Benton along with their daughter Kristin down at the City marina and we ran north to fish around Tiger Island on the very last of an outgoing tide. We started off tossing jigs and mud minnows and I believe it was the first cast the "knocked the skunk off" when Chuck reeled in a feisty Redfish. We fished up and down the bank and then Marca had a strong hookup on what she had dubbed her "Magic Rod" and FISH ON! She fought the fish valiantly and after a good battle
landed a nice 22" Slot Redfish, this one with 7 spots! The anglers picked up another Redfish or two and the Magic Rod put a Flounder in the boat, then we ran up to the Jolley River to fish some oysters that were still exposed. We tangled with high flying Ladyfish, Chuck added a Redfish, then after much perseverance, Kristin landed another Redfish to round out the fishing trip. We had planned to include a tour of the area so we cruised up Beach Creek in Cumberland, crossed to Fort Clinch, eased by Old Town, then headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at
Amelia Island, Florida.

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