Saturday, May 14, 2016

Another Banner Day of Fishing

After a long month of having to work for our fish, we've finally had some pretty good fishing days lately. I fished with Ryan and Jack Garner along with their friend Tom, meeting them out at the Goffinsville Park boat ramp early this morning. We made a run through Horsehead and set up to fish the mouth of Jackstaff. Ryan had a topwater lure, Jack had a jig and shrimp and Tom took the stern with a float rig and shrimp. We fished a good stretch of bank but it was Tom who "knocked the skunk off" when he hooked up
and landed a nice keeper sized Flounder. All three anglers switched to jigs when fished a point of grass and Tom hooked up with a hard fighting fish, then Ryan did too, we had a double! Both played their fish patiently and eventually landed some nice Jack Crevalles. Before we left Tom landed a keeper sized Seatrout. We made our next stop over at some docks at Seymore's Pointe and here the fish catching really heated up. The trio put a good handful of Mangrove Snapper in the boat, Ryan added a Sheepshead, Tom got a feisty Redfish (making it a Grande Slam of Flounder, Trout, Sheepshead,
and Redfish) then Jack had a super strong bite, and FISH ON!  This was a big fish and took him from bow to stern and from starboard to port and back to the bow, and around again. It was a hard fighting fish but Jack kept the pressure on. After a good fight he landed a huge Jack Crevalle, one of the biggest landed on the Anglers Mark to date. We worked a few docks and picked up another Redfish or two, with one of them being of keeper size, then we crossed over to fish Bubblegum Reef. We had no real bites there but as we worked  down an old oyster bed Tom hooked up and landed another Slot Redfish. Then it was Ryan's turn at a big fish and we knew right off it was a big Red when it boiled up near shore. Ryan was real patient with the fish and let the rod do all the work and after a good battle, landed a "tourney sized" 26.75" Redfish, boy what a fish! We hit a couple of more shell outcrops, picked up another Redfish and a handful of Ladyfish, then wrapped the day up with a long battle with a 4' Bonnethead Shark. Now that's the way to end a great day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida!

1 comment:

Harry Jones said...

Good report thanks Harry