Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Work'n On A Slam

We couldn't have had a better morning -weather-wise, than today. Mild temperatures, slight breeze, and just a few clouds greeted me as I met Brad Phipps, his son-in-law Sam, and Sam's dad Steve down at the City marina. We made a run up to Tiger Island and I think it was Sam's first or second cast with a jig and live shrimp when he hooked up with a feisty Black "puppy" Drum.  And we thought "OK, here we go!"  It wasn't a wild bite that followed but the anglers did get some good nibbles. Sam added another Puppy
Drum then we made a run up to the Jolley River and fished the "bank", this time tossing float rigs from the bow while Brad unlimbered a fly rod at the stern. Brad started with a black sinking "fiddler" imitation then switched to a brown "gurgler", but had no takers - but the live shrimp didn't either! We ran further up into Jolley and eventually into Snook Creek, and again had bites then Brad had a strange bite and sure enough, after patiently playing it to the boat, he landed a keeper sized Flounder . We continued on around to Bell River and here Sam made it a Slam when he landed
a hungry Seatrout. Brad made an excellent cast with his jig and shrimp combo up under a dock and he said he felt the fish follow the bait out, bite and he had a hookup. This turned out to be and even bigger Flounder. Our final stop was around at the mouth of Bell River and both Steve and Sam landed some nice Trout before we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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