Sunday, October 16, 2016

Beautiful Morning Slow Bite

I fished again with Dennis Brizzi and his buddy Hal, meeting them out at the Goffinsville Park boat ramp. With only a few ramps open after Hurricane Matthew came thru, it's good to have at least one undamaged! We met as the sun came up and boy what a beautiful morning it was. The tide was high and still coming in so we took advantage of that and ran around to fish Christopher Creek while we still had water. I believe it was Hal's first cast and he had a hookup - a feisty Mangrove Snapper - not much size him, but fun to
catch.  We caught a good handful of the Snapper then we eased around the creek looking for something bigger. The sun got a little higher and made for a really nice fishing experience, but the fish weren't cooperating. We made  around to Jackstaff and as we entered the creek we found a severe boating hazard left over from the storm (see pic) - a large pole stuck in the bottom with a beam attached. We got around it and ran through the creek and set up at a large marsh out flow and began fishing with our live shrimp under floats. I don't think we got a single bite as we worked that spot and a lengthy marsh line. We jumped over to the other side of the creek, switched to jigs and Hal immediately hooked up with a Seatrout. That seemed to do the trick and both anglers caught a handful of Seatrout. Our last stop was back at Nassau River, fishing some runouts, and even though the conditions were getting just right, we found just one feisty Redfish and another Trout or two. After giving it our best, we called it a day, another great one to be out on the water here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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