Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Slight Breeze Makes for Good Fishing

I was finally back to fishing after the Thanksgiving holiday, this time with Jeff Sousa and his father-in-law Chip who I had met down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp this afternoon. It was high tide and about to turn when we headed up the Amelia River to fish the creeks off of Jackstaff with float rigs and live shrimp. I was expecting fish from the start but they didn't cooperate. We had trolled a shoreline for about 75 yards before the two anglers began to get bites (as the tide started out) and they picked up a couple of Bluefish and some hungry Seatrout. We hit another bank and here
they caught a good handful of Trout on the float rigs and also on a jig and shrimp combo that Jeff was tossing. We ran through Jackstaff and fished Seymore's Pointe. Chip put a keeper sized Seatrout in the boat and Jeff landed a nice keeper sized Flounder. We fished Bubblegum Reef, caught a Trout or two, then ran down to Broward Island before the sun went down. Jeff found some Trout out deep then had a somewhat stronger hookup and after a good battle, landed a feisty Redfish to round out his personal Amelia Island Back Country Slam - Trout, Flounder, and Red. We caught more Trout as the sun set and "left 'em biting", counting as a another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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