Thursday, August 4, 2016

Catching Some Surprises

I wrapped my week up today, fishing with Jake Dyal, his grandkids Lucius and Kinsey, and their aunt/cousin Kathryn. We met at the Atlantic Seafood dock (which was really hopping with outgoing charters) and headed up to the Jolley River to fish with a baitwell full of live shrimp and a few minnows. Three anglers were fishing while Kathyrn filled it as "first mate", baiting hooks and untangling lines. We began to get bites right off and it was Julius who "knocked the skunk off" when he landed a feisty Redfish. The baitstealers were out in full force but these anglers had the patience
and began to get a nice fish now and then. Jake and Kinsey both had bites and the same time and we had a double! They expertly worked their fish in - Kindsey had a hungry Black "puppy" Drum and Jake had a Seatrout and they all had an Amelia Island Back Country Slam. We fished the bank for a good stretch then we ran further up Jolley and into Snook Creek and switched to jig rods and here Kinsey hooked up and caught a nice 17" keeper sized Seatrout. Our next stop was back at the outside of Tiger Island and when Jake had strong bite that ripped his drag, we knew that this was a nice
fish. The big fish took him from the bow to the stern and around the engine. But Jake kept the pressure on and soon landed a nice, hard fighting Jack Crevalle. Shortly after that all the anglers began to get bites landing hungry Seatrout, pinfish and then they put wayward Weakfish in the boat! After one more stop we headed in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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