Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Big Jacks Kick Things Off

We had a real pretty morning today -sunshine and just a slight breeze -that greeted us when I met Tony Pozniak and his buddy Chip down at the Big Talbot Island  Park boat ramp. After a quick safety orientation, we ran north and up the Nassau River to make our first stop at some old oyster banks as the tide was coming in. In just a few casts Tony had a strong hookup and, FISH ON!  This was a hard fighting fish but Tony kept the pressure on and let the rod do all the work. After a good battle he landed a nice Jack Crevalle. And minutes later at the stern Chip had a strong hook up and
another big FISH ON!  He too worked the fish patiently and after some good strong runs, he landed another of the big Jacks. We worked down the bank and the duo picked up a keeper sized Seathrout and found a hungry Black "puppy" Drum. We saw a number of Bonnethead Shark and came across two Redfish tailing up near the oysters but they wouldn't eat what we were tossing. We fished some dock pilings at Seymore's Pointe and landed a feisty Redfish before finding some rocks to fish and here the action got fast and furious. The two anglers played cat and mouse with some hungry Snapper and the anglers came out on top, putting nine keeper sized Snapper in the boat in addition to a number of smaller ones. We fished the mouth of Jackstaff as the day ended and although the conditions were perfect, the fish had stopped biting, so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

1 comment:

Dan Bass said...

Thank you very much for the Seymore Point blog from Sunday. We fished it Monday am and caught several nice mangroves. We are out of Savannah and camping at Ft Clinch. Nice to have a few tips. Thanks!