Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Big Trout Tops Slot Red

We had another beautiful morning to greet us today when I met Matt Kloepfer, his fiancĂ© Kaleena, and his parents Allen and Jane down at the Atlantic Seafood dock to do a half day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida. On a tip from Capt. Jim Johnson owner of Amelia Island Bait and Tackle, we made the run over to Eagans Creek and fished some dock pilings deep - I had two anglers drifting slip floats with live shrimp and two anglers tossing jigs and shrimp to the bottom. It didn't take long before we started getting
bites. Both Kaleena and Jane had hookups but the fish threw the hooks then Allen had a strong bite, and FISH ON! He fought it for a while before teaming up with Jane and they both worked it to the boat - a shark! After Matt put a Toad Fish in the boat he had another strong bite and again, FISH ON! Matt played the fish perfectly and patiently and soon landed a nice 20" Slot sized Redfish. Now we're fishing! We had a few more good bites as we bounced up and down the docks then Kaleena hooked up. This was a big fish! Her drag was ripping and the line was shaking and we all
felt comfortable it was a big Trout. She worked it slowly to the boat and sure enough, once landed, the big Trout measured to 22" putting Kaleena tied for first place in the Anglers Mark 2016 Bragging Rights Tournament -Trout category(scroll down the right side of this report for standings). Boy what a fish! We continued to fish the area and picked up a few more smaller Trout, then we ran around to the Jolley River and fished the "bank", picking up more Trout here and there. Matt added another keeper Trout while Allen slowly built a commanding lead in the "quantity" of fish caught, as he continued to work the jig. We made our final stop over at the outside of Tiger and again found a fish or two, all Trout. With that, we wrapped it up and called it another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

1 comment:

Harry Jones said...

Thanks for ur post enjoy reading them especially when away from home. Itis good to see a fisherman not afraid to show or say where they r fishing, and there results. What that means to me is ur r a great fisherman and a great guide. Keep up the good work Harry