Sunday, May 22, 2016

Variety Increases as The Water Warms

We fished three boats today with the Scott Jones group, meeting down at the City marina early with plans to fish the last couple of hours of the incoming tide. I had associates Dod and Larkin on my boat and we headed south down the intercoastal to fish the Horsehead area. Dod was slinging a fly and Larkin was using live shrimp under a float rig when we made our first stop at Twin Creeks. After one strong hookup and "quick release", Larkin hooked up again and landed a hard fighting Jack Crevalle. Dod was
making pinpoint casts, and some fairly long ones too, but he had no takers. We jumped over to Seymore's Pointe and here the action heated up.  Larkin landed one after the other Mangrove Snapper with a good handful being of keeper size. We found that Dod could put his fly right next to the live shrimp and the Snapper would eat the shrimp but not the fly. I think we went through 5 different flies and still had not takers, even though they would hit a shrimp each time. Darn it. We ran down to Christopher Creek, fished it thoroughly with no takers, then ran back and through Horsehead to the mouth of Jackstaff to fish the first of an outgoing tide. Larkin landed a big Bluefish, tangles with a Lady fish, landed a hungry Seatarout and a small Flounder before we ran back to the docks of Seymore's Pointe to wrap up with a small but hard fighting juvenile Grouper. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing Amelia Island waters.

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