Thursday, June 9, 2016

Biggest, Most, and Most Variety

We had an outstandingly beautiful morning today when I met the White family, Joel and Brooke and their daughter Annibelle down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp. Although the bait shop was out of live bait, I had purchased some dead shrimp and we threw the cast net to get some minnows, then we ran up the Nassau River and made our first stop at Bubblegum Reef. It was Annibelle's first fishing outing and in minutes she was making excellent casts. We had some small nibbles but no takers so we eased over to some docks and began to pitch to the pilings. Annibelle had made a good
cast and was letting her shrimp sit when the rod tip bent over and FISH ON! She held on tight and with the help of her dad, began to work the big fish to the boat. After a good battle they landed a big Jack Crevalle that looked like it had been in a previous battle with a dolphin. We ran down to Broward Island where Joel picked up a feisty Black "puppy" Drum and we were treated to a sighting of a Bald Eagle. Our last stop was back at Seymore's Pointe and here Annibelle made a pinpoint cast to the "hot spot" and hooked up and landed all by herself a keeper sized Mangrove Snapper. She also outsmarted a wiley Pinfish. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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