Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Tide Got Right

We had another beautiful day that greeted us this morning, not a cloud in the sky and only a slight breeze as the sun  came up. I met Cory Relling and his father-in-law Keith down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp and we made a run up and into the Nassau River with a few hours left on an outgoing tide. Our first stop was at a small marsh run out and even though the conditions looked perfect with bait getting busted all along the bait, we had no real luck other than picking up a hard fighting Stingray. We trolled the bank for a while then ran down to Broward Island to fish the logs as the tide got lower. Finally, Cory hooked up and hauled in a feisty Redfish. We were getting bites here and there but had no more takers so we ran back to Seymore's Pointe to fish Bubblegum Reef. Again, we had bites, but no takers. We hit another marsh run out and with the tide down and the oysters showing, this did the trick. The anglers had a good flurry of fish bites and fish catches, landing a handful of Redfish then Keith said he had a fish that hit and hit and hit his bait as he slowly worked it back, then it picked up the bait and ran with it. Keith set the hook and patiently worked in a nice keeper sized Flounder. Today was one of those days where I think the fish were there but the tide had to be just right for them to bite. But it still was another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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