Sunday, September 25, 2016

Rounded Out a Good Trip

Tim and Jeanne Carson fished with me today, and although I've fished with them a couple of times, this was the first as a married couple! We met down at the City marina and made a long run up the Bell River to fish some docks on an outgoing tide. We had mud minnows and jigs and the two anglers were tossing them up by the pilings, letting them sink, and fishing them slowly back a ways. Although we had some nibble, there were no real bites, so we made a run around to Jolley River and fished some now exposed oysters. This did the trick - Tim picked up a small Seatrout then a feisty
Redfish. We bumped back around to the MOA (Mother of All) Spots and we had even more bites. Both Tim and Jeanne caught fish - a couple of fatter Redfish, and Jeanne put a keeper sized Seatrout in the boat. We went down to the mouth of the Jolley and fished the bank where Tim landed another Red and Jeanne added a Croaker to the catch. After fishing the outside of Tiger Island briefly, we made a our last stop behind Tiger. We hadn't fished long we had a strong bite and, FISH ON! Jeanne was on the rod and was fighting it patiently. Although the fish put up a valiant effort, Jeanne subdued it and eventually landed a big, hard fighting Jack Crevalle. And just a  minute or two later we had another strong bite. This time Tim was on the rod and it was fighting just like the Jack did. But as Tim worked it to the surface we saw that it was a Slot sized Redfish! He worked it slowly to the boat and we netted a nice 22" Redfish!  These anglers teamed up to land 3-4 small Flounder, rounding out their Amelia Island Back Country Slam) then Tim wrapped things up when he landed another keeper sized Seatrout. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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