Friday, August 19, 2016

Flounder Assault

I had the pleasure of fishing again with Ken Peck, who brought along his buddy Brian to fish the back waters of Amelia Island this morning. I made  the quick run to Oyster Bay Yacht Club to pick them up then we made a short hop over to Bell River to fish some flooding oysters on an incoming tide. The two anglers were tossing mud minnows under float rigs and Brian had a fairly quick bite, landing a feisty Redfish. After tangling with a Ladyfish, we picked up and ran further up the Bell to fish some docks with jigs before the tide got too high. Brian again had the hot rod, landing a couple of more feisty Reds and a small Seatrout. We continued on around to the Jolley River, fished around Snook Creek, caught a couple of small Reds, then moved down to the mouth of Jolley. Both Brian and Ken put some smaller Trout in the boat. Somewhere along in there they put a small Jack Crevalle in the boat. So we're thinking "4-5 small reds, 2-3 small trout, a few Ladyfish, and a Jack". Not such a great trip, we caught some fish, but Ho Hum. We made a stop on the outside of Tiger and all heck broke loose! BAM! Trout.
BAM! Flounder. BAM! Flounder. Flounder, Flounder, Trout, Flounder, Flounder, Trout, Trout, Flounder. Most of the Flounder were of keeper size and one Trout that finally got Brian's drag to "rip" ended up being a little over 19" in size. It was a full hour of fish catching and we left them biting! Now that's the way to wrap up a great day of fishing on here at Amelia Island, Florida.
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