Saturday, October 1, 2016

High Tide Trout

We had our first cool morning today when I met Corey McKenzie and his dad Jimmy down at the Atlantic Seafood dock. The tide was about two thirds of the way in and still coming so we made our first run around to the outside of Tiger Island and began fishing with float rigs and a top water lure. Corey picked up a couple of Trout but there was nothing hitting Jimmy's lure so he switched to the float too, baited with mud minnows. Both anglers picked up a few Trout before the Ladyfish moved in and became a nuisance. We ran
around to the Jolley River and fished "the bank" and again, picked up a couple of hungry Trout. After fishing further up the Jolley, and then checking out some flooded grass, we ran back and around to the Bell River to fish some flooded oysters as the tide peaked. The two anglers had a fast flurry of Trout bites, the biggest of the day, then again, the Ladyfish moved in, and then, no more bites. Our last stop was around at Lanceford Creek, fishing some docks on the first of an outgoing tide with jigs and minnows. Corey had a hookup and we were all thinking "Redfish", but it turned out to be a rare-for-
our-area Cigar Fish, only the second one we've had on my boat. His dad followed that up with another Trout, caught on the bottom. And with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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