I had the pleasure of fishing with Cindy and Barry Shelor again this morning and I met them down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp. Although the weather report called for some stiff winds today, it turned out that we had excellent fishing conditions. There was a enough breeze to make it very pleasant to fish the entire morning. We made a run up the Nassau River to the Spanish Drop area and began to fish a marsh run out right at the middle of an outgoing tide. Both anglers had bites early on, and even a couple of hookups, but they threw the hook before we got them to the boat.
OUCH! We moved down a 1/4 of a mile and found a couple of converging runouts and things heated up. Cindy had a strong bite, one that bent her rod double and while she was patiently playing the fish, Barry hooked up, too - we had a double! Barry's came in first, a nice Seatrout then Cindy landed hers, a large Flounder! We fished the area thoroughly and they picked up a good handful of fish with a 4-5 of them being keeper sized Flounder (all fish were released today). As we worked on up the bank Barry had a good bite, a hookup, and landed a feisty Redfish which gave them an Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Flounder, Seatrout and Redfish. As we fished the Nassau they also tangled with Ladyfish, out smarted some Mangrove Snapper, caught and tossed a couple of Stingray's, and Cindy reeled in a slimy Catfish. We moved on up near Seymore's Pointe and within a few casts Barry landed a Flounder then a large Seatrout, then a Black "puppy" Drum (making it a Grande Slam). We fished up to Bubblegum Reef, picked up a couple of more Snapper, then wrapped the day up over at some docks where we left the Snapper biting. The wind never did cause a problem and it turned out to be another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island Florida.