Sunday, August 14, 2016

Big Red For Young Angler

Todd and Oliver Johnson were back in town this weekend, specifically to get some father/son fishing time in. I met them at the City marina, just a short walk from their hotel room at the Hampton Inn and Suites and we headed north and up to the Jolley River to fish the first of an outgoing tide. Oliver was tossing mud minnows under a float and within a short time hooked up with a couple of hard fighting Jack Crevalle. We switched to jigs and minnows when the oysters began to show and he landed a nice keeper sized
Seatrout. Then his dad got in the action with a big Jack Crevalle battle and catch. We moved around and made a stop at the MOA (Mother of All) and both anglers found some feisty Redfish to land. We were about to move when Olive's rod bent double over and his drag began to rip - a big fish had bit his minnow out deep. But Oliver was up to the challenge and played the big fish like a pro, keeping he pressure on and letting the rod do all the work. After a good battle he landed a nice 24" fat Slot Sized Redfish, boy what a fish! Our last stop was around at Bell River and here the two anglers caught a few more Seatrout, and with that, we called it day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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