Sunday, October 11, 2015

Catching and Amelia Island Slam

We did an afternoon trip today, taking advantage of the last of an outgoing tide and the first of an incoming tide. Jim Rifkin, his wife Jane, along with their nephews Travon and Mikey, met me down at the City marina and we made our way up to the Jolley River to fish a bank with oysters beginning to show on that outgoing tide. Travon and Mikey were tossing jigs and minnows while Jim positioned himself on the back of the boat with a float rig. Mikey "knocked the skunk off" the boat when he landed a nice feisty Redfish then Jim followed that up with on of his own. We fished
the entire bank then ran further up the river where Travon expertly landed a keeper sized Seatrout. Mikey put a Seatrout in the boat too before we ran around to the MOA where things heated up, somewhat. Mikey landed another feisty Red then Travon put another Seatrout in the boat then Mikey had a strong hookup that took his jig and zipped through the water, heading to the bow, taking Mikey with him, then back to the stern, boy what a fight! But the big fish was having nothing of it and after a good battle, it made sharp turn and, BAP! Fish off! Ouch! We ran back to Tiger Island,
fished it thoroughly, then Mikey put a keeper sized Flounder in the boat to round out the angler's Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Redfish, Seatrout and Flounder. We worked down the  island and again, Mikey got his chance at a big fish, FISH ON! He played the fish patiently and after a few strong runs deep, he landed a nice 22" Slot Redfish - now that's a nice fish! After putting one more Flounder in the boat we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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