Friday, December 11, 2015

Beautiful Day to Fly Fish

Count it as another beautiful day to be out on the water today, and with no real wind it was great day to be casting a fly. I had Mark Thibodeau set up to fish today out of Atlantic Seafood and our first stop was at some exposed oysters up Bell River on a tide that was still going out. Mark was tossing a shrimp pattern with an 8w rod and worked the oyster bed thoroughly with excellent, pin point casts. It was a spectacular site with some serious potential but he had no takers. We made the run further up Bell and fished some docks before working our way around and into the Jolley River.
Mark fished the MOA spot and worked the oysters outside of Snook Creek, but again no takers. If the weather hadn't have been so good I'd have gotten discouraged! But our last stop was behind Tiger Island and with Mark fishing a weedless black fly he finally "knocked the skunk off" when he hooked up and expertly landed a nice 18" Slot Redfish. We worked up and down the island and the neat thing about the fly was that it rarely hung up and Mark was able to toss it up and in between the logs and stumps. He picked up a handful more of the Redfish before we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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