Sunday, September 18, 2016

They Each Had Big Fish

After a two days of non-stop working at the Amelia Island Redfish Spot Tournament I was back to fishing this morning, this time with Dennis Brizzi, his daughter Ginger, and his son-in-law Joe. We met out at the Goffinsville Park boat ramp early and headed back towards Nassau Sound to make our first stop at Twin Creeks. The anglers began tossing live shrimp and mud minnows on float rigs up to some already flooded oysters and within seconds, they began to get bites. Ginger had a big one on for a good 10-15 seconds but it threw the hook. But shortly after that Joe hooked up and we had
another big fish! He worked it patiently to the boat and landed a nice 20" Seatrout. Dennis picked up a small trout then we began to bounce down the river, hitting runouts and points. At our third one things heated up when they got into a school of small but feisty Redfish. All three anglers put Reds in the boat and both Ginger and Joe tangled with Ladyfish. Dennis picked up a Mangrove Snapper and Joe put a Stingray in the boat. We ran back to Seymore's Pointe, fished some rocks briefly, then headed over to Christopher Creek to catch the very last of the incoming tide.
Fishing some more rocks, Dennis landed another feisty Redfish then he made an excellent cast between two docks and found a keeper sized 16" Flounder. A short while later he went back to the same area and BOOM! Fish on! He kept the pressure on and worked the big fish out from the pilings and even though it went deep a few times, he worked it patiently to the boat and landed a nice 22" Slot sized Redfish. We trolled our way out of Christopher - Joe caught one of the biggest Croaker I've seen - and just as we were about to leave, Ginger had a strange bite. She worked the fish in and we netted a very nice 18" Flounder to wrap up another great day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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