Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Big Redfish For Big Weekend

We've got the big Georgia/Florida football weekend coming up and Dog fans Dara and William Blalock are in town to kick things off early with an Amelia Island, Fishing trip. I met them up at the Eagans Creek boat ramp early and we decided to stay in the creek while we were there. Both anglers were tossing jigs and live shrimp, and on occasion a mud minnow and at a large runout William picked up a couple of hungry Seatrout. We moved further up the creek and both he and Dara put a few more Trout in the boat. There wasn't a whole lot of size to them so eased out of the creek
and ran up to the outside of Tiger Island and set up at a large runout and continued to toss the jigs. It wasn't long before William had a good hookup and landed a nice feisty Redfish. Then Dara's drag ripped and boy this was a big fish, FISH ON! She played the fish like a pro taking in line patiently as she lifted the big fish when she had the opportunity and letting it run when it wanted to. After a good long battle she landed a nice 27"+ oversized Redfish. What a nice fish! And just minutes after getting pictures and tossing it back William hooked up and another big fish on! He too was working it patiently and had a good battle all the way around the boat and...FISH OFF! The hook tore loose! But William was not to be deterred and in just a few minutes had another big fish on. He worked it slowly to the boat and landed a nice 24" Slot Sized Redfish. We had  one more Red then ran around and fished the back side of Tiger, caught one more Red, then made the run back to Eagans Creek and fished some docks.Things heated up as the tide dropped down. They caught another couple of hungry Trout, two keeper sized Black "puppy" Drum, another Redfish or two, and finally, a small Grouper! Now that's the way to wrap up a great day of pre-game fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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