Saturday, April 23, 2016

Trout Come Alive Part Two

I fished again this afternoon, this time running a trip as part of a group of 5 boats taking 16 people fishing. In my group I had Nick, his two kids Austin and Annabelle and his brother Michael, a very able crew! We headed up to Tiger Island with plans to fish the outside but there were a lot of boats out this afternoon so we eased inside and set up to fish the downed logs with jigs and shrimp on a falling tide.We didn't get any Redfish bites up close but the anglers picked up some nice Trout out deeper. Both Austin and Annabelle reeled in some fish. We fished the area for a good while then ran out and around and up to the Jolley River to fish some exposed oyster bars. The area looked good but we had no bites so we slipped around to fish the MOA, but again no real bites. Kinda slow right? Our next stop was back at Eagans Creek to fish some dock pilings and this did the trick! I believe it was Nicks first cast and BOOM! FISH ON! He and Annabelle worked the fish in patiently and soon landed a nice keeper sized Seatrout. From then on the anglers were catching fish down on the bottom with jigs and shrimp. They got enough for a meal then began to throw even keeper sized fish back. Austin added a hard fighting Black "puppy" Drum to the catch total before we headed in, counting it as another great afternoon to be fishing Amelia Island waters.

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