Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Kicking Off March at Amelia Island

For the first day of March we had a beautiful day. The weather report said "calm", sunny with temperatures getting up close to 80! I had met Russ and Olga Figman down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp and we headed north, all the way up and around to Broward Island to fish the downed logs on the last of an outgoing tide. It wasn't long before Olga "knocked the skunk off" when she landed a nice hungry Seatrout. We fished up and down, had some nibbles, then Russ hooked up and put a keeper sized Sheepshead in the boat.
Although the conditions and tide were great, we didn't have the action that I was hoping for so we ran back to Seymore's Pointe, fished some rocks, then moved around to fish a dock. Again, the conditions were great as we fished the first of an incoming tide, but the bite was kinda slow until Russ hooked up with a hard fighting fish. He played it perfectly and soon landed keeper sized Black "puppy" Drum. We fished another dock, picked up a feisty Redfish (giving the duo an Amelia Island Back Country Grande Slam) then Russ had strong bite and FISH ON!  He fought the fish expertly and after a good battle landed a Slot sized Redfish. We ran through Horsehead, fished the mouth of Jackstaff and found a good handful of Seatrout. Our last stop was back at Christopher Creek and we found one spot where the anglers landed 5-6 feisty Redfish which made for a great way to wrap up a good day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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