Wednesday, August 3, 2016

High and Incoming

I'm not a big fan of a high and incoming tide but when those are the cards your dealt, then you make the best of it, and that's what the Thomson family did this morning. I met Scott and Kimberly and their two sons Conner and Sawyer down at the City marina and we made a run up and around to the Jolley River with plans to fish the "bank" with float rigs baited with live shrimp and mud minnows. They began to get bites right off but it took awhile before a decent fish, one that Sawyer hooked up with and brought to the boat, a
feisty Jack Crevalle. And a little later he put a hungry Seatrout in the boat. Scott was patiently working the bank when he had a strong hookup, and this was a nice fish. It brought him from the bow to the stern but he kept the pressure on and expertly landed a nice Slot sized 20" Redfish. We ran further up the Jolley to Snook Creek, fished the outside and Conner got in on the action when he caught and landed a nice keeper sized Seatrout. We moved to the inside of the creek, switched to jigs and briefly hooked up with what surely was a Shark. After hooking a couple of baitstealers, we ran back to
the outside of Tiger Island, fished it thoroughly, landed a few Ladyfish, then finished up the day behind Tiger where Sawyer landed none other than a small Grouper! For me, that high and incoming tide is a tough one but these anglers stuck with it and were able to put a good handful of fish in the boat, making it another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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