Thursday, July 7, 2016

A Flounder Kind Of Day

Boy what a beautiful morning!  I had met Bob McKee and his friend John down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp this morning with clear skies and a slight breeze blowing. We made the long run up and around to Broward Island - I hadn't fished there in a while - but we had the first of an incoming tide which is the best for me.  Sure enough, when we got there bait was being popped along the shore. We had mud minnows to fish with on jigs and the two anglers began making their casts to the shoreline and slowly working them back. Within minutes John had a strong hookup -this was a nice
fish! He kept the pressure on and when he saw it heading for some tree limbs he tried to horse it out but the wily fish got around a limb and "pop", fish off! It woke us up though! Both anglers began to get bites and began to land fish. They had some small but feisty Reds, a "just undersized" Seatrout, a small Flounder, then Bob put a nice keeper sized Flounder in the boat. We worked up and down the island and picked up a few more fish then headed back towards the mouth of Nassau River to fish some oyster banks. The Flounder catching continued! Bob put a couple of bigger, keeper sized Flounder in the boat, then John followed that up with one of his own. The bite slowed a bit and just when I thought that we were through catching for the day, BOOM! FISH ON!  John had a strong hookup, one that stayed up near the shore for a good while, and I knew it was a bigger Redfish. He played the fish patiently and after a good battle landed a nice 23" Slot Redfish. We bounce down the river and Bob put one more keeper sized Flounder in the boat. After fishing some docks briefly, we headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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