I had the Huffer family fishing today, Michael along with his dad Ron, and his sister Katie and her husband Kyle. We met at the City marina and with a couple of hours of an incoming tide, we headed up the Bell River to fish some flooded oyster beds with live shrimp and mud minnows under floats. It took a while for the action to get started, but then the anglers began to get bites and a bunch of them. They put small Seatrout after Seatrout in the boat then Kyle, after making a long cast back to a little cove, yelled, FISH ON! We could
tell it was a nice Redfish the way it boiled up to the surface, but Kyle kept the pressure on and slowly worked it to the boat. The big fish tried to keep up near the grass but Kyle worked him out and soon landed a nice 21" Slot Redfish. We fished the area thoroughly, picking up a few more Trout then headed around to the outside of Tiger Island, setting up outside some flooded grass. Again, the anglers began to pick up small Trout and a few Ladyfish. We probably could have stayed there longer and caught more small Trout but we decided to get in behind Tiger and out of some wind that had picked up. This turned to be a good move. After catching a couple of Croaker on jig rods, they tangled with some Jack Crevalle, then Katie had a good hookup and again, FISH ON! This fish stayed deep and we were all eager to see what it was. Katie played the big fish perfectly and landed another Slot Red, this one measuring 21.75". She also put a small Flounder in the boat to round out an Amelia Island Back Country Slam. Ron followed this up with a nice Redfish of his own then Michael wrapped it up with the biggest Seatrout of the day. After fishing one more time outside of Tiger, we headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing Amelia Island waters.