Monday, September 21, 2015

Coca Cola Colored Water

We've had tons of rain here at Amelia Island and it finally let up over the weekend. And after being gone on vacation for about 10 days I was ready to get back in the saddle and catch some fish! I met Chris Triponey down at the Atlantic Seafood dock early this morning and we headed north to fish the Jolley River on the last of an outgoing tide. I think Chris had two hookups the first two casts!  The first was a fast bronze colored keeper sized Seatrout (all fish were released today) and a fairly large and hungry Croaker. We
fished the oyster lined bank and picked up a couple of more Trout and a couple of more Croaker. We moved further up the river, fished a large creek run out and here Chris put a feisty Redfish in the boat. Moving on he got into a hot spot and landed a couple of more Trout, one being about 17" and extremely fat with roe. We hit the MOA, picked up a couple of fish, then ran back to Tiger Island to fish the logs as the tide started back in. Chris caught a hungry Flounder to round out his Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Seatrout, Red Drum, and Flounder, then he picked up another feisty Redfish. Later, we had a strong hookup and this one was pulling drag! Chris played the big fish patiently and perfectly and soon landed a nice 22" Slot Redfish! We fished he area for a short while longer then headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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