Saturday, July 23, 2016

Everybody Catches Fish

We wrapped the week up fishing out of the south end boat ramp where I met Mike and Emilly Lefler and their friends Sam and Ashley early this morning. My intentions were to make the long run to Broward Island but the tide would still be going out there so we made our first stop at an oyster outcrop along the Nassau River. We had a bait well full of mud minnows and four rods rigged with quarter ounce jigs and within minutes the anglers were pitching their bait up current and to the shoreline and letting it bounce down the river bottom as they kept their lines tight. It didn't take long and
they were hooking up with fish. Mike tangled with and landed a hard fighting Jack Crevalle and minutes later they had a "triple" hookup - Mike and Emilly and Ashley all had fish on.  All three expertly fought their fish and all three landed them, two Trout and a Redfish. Sam was patiently fishing on the bow and he got in on the action when he landed a nice keeper sized Flounder. It turned out that Flounder catching was his forte because he caught a handful of them today. We had good action, catching hungry Seatrout and feisty Redfish and we even had a large Catfish put in
the boat. But when the bite slowed we ran down to Broward Island and fished it's incoming tide. Emily and Ashley both had Redfish, Mike had Redfish, and Sam had Flounder. We made our last stop back at a marsh line along the Nassau River and Emilly wrapped things up by putting another hard fighting Jack in the boat. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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