Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Beautiful Day and Keeper Slam

I had the pleasure of fishing today again with Michael and Robin Purser, meeting them down at the Atlantic Seafood dock at the City marina early and heading north to fish the outside of Tiger on the first of an outgoing tide...and a beautiful morning!  Both anglers were tossing float rigs and live shrimp and after a short while Robin picked up keeper sized Flounder to "knock the skunk" off the boat. We fished a couple of areas there and after Michael picked up a hungry Seatrout, we ran up to the Jolley River and began trolling
along the bank, tossing the float rigs. Again, after only a few minutes Robin's float disappeared and, FISH ON! This was a bigger fish that was ripping some drag but Robin kept the pressure on and after a good battle landed a nice 20" Slot Redfish. And after that, no fish for the next 75 yards! We ran further up Jolley, fished some exposed oyster bars, then eased around to the MOA, still tossing float rigs. But when I switched Michael to a jig and shrimp, he got bites, landed a couple of Croaker, then had a stronger bite. This one was giving him some pull but he played it patiently and landed a
nice keeper sized Seatrout. Our next stop was around at Bell River to fish some docks. I believe it was Robin's first cast and BOOM! Big Fish On! This was even a bigger fish than before and it took a while to slowly work it to the boat, but Robin was up to the task and soon landed another 23" Slot Redfish. The two anglers had one more big bite but it threw the hook and with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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