Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Good Variety With Some Keepers

We fished out of the south end again today, meeting Chris Pyle and his buddies Byron and John early and heading up the intercoastal to dip into Jackstaff and fish the exposed oysters on an outgoing tide. These anglers were making excellent casts to the edges of the oysters but we had absolutely no bites on our jig and shrimp and mud minnows. We ran through Horsehead to fish some docks at Seymore's Pointe and after a little "incentive" the action heated up!  Bryon "knocked the skunk off" when he hooked up and caught a
feisty Black "puppy" Drum, then he added a nice keeper sized Sheepshead.  They added a couple of more of those small Drum then John put a keeper sized Seatrout in the boat.  We worked a stretch of docks thoroughly and the trip caught 3-4 more Redfish and a good handful of Seatrout. Most of the Trout were caught out a little deeper. We ran over to Bubblegum Reef and fished it for a while. John picked up another feisty Drum then we eased down an old oyster bed and found another good handful of Seatrout. The wind had picked  up and was really rocking us so we went back to
the docks as the tide started back in. Chris put another feisty Redfish in the boat then he had a strong bite back up in some pilings and sure enough, the wiley fish wrapped itself quickly around a piling and BAP! Fish Off.  We fished those docks again then hit Black Hammock docks before heading in, counting it as another great day to be fishing hear at Amelia Island.

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