Sunday, October 2, 2016

Non Stop Action

For close to two hours, that is! I had met Brian and Amy Easley this afternoon down at the City docks with a pre-planned afternoon trip in mind, just to catch a lower tide. the strategy did the trick as we found at our first stop along Jolley Bank. the two anglers were tossing mud minnows under floats up to the exposed oysters on an outgoing tide, one that had been receding for about 4 hours. they almost immediately began to catch feisty Redfish. Brian was positioned perfectly out from where they were biting and he picked up a few before Amy got in on the action. Then she began to put
fish after fish in the boat. although most were slightly undersized, they were fun to catch and occasion they would land one that measured right at the slot. They had "double" hookups and landings more than once! Brian also caught a couple of keeper sized Black "puppy" Drum (all fish were released today) and Amy landed a Mangove Snapper or two. Both anglers tangled with high flying Ladyfish, Amy snagged a large Gar, briefly, and she also put a Croaker in the boat. We fished the area, (twice!) then ran up to the MOA. Fishing with jigs now, Brian landed two more Reds and a
hard fighting Jack Crevalle and Amy added another Red. We made a final stop back at Tiger Island and the duo added another couple of Reds, another Snapper, and then rounded out their Amelia Island Back Country Slam when they put a Flounder in the boat. We were also treated to a Salt Marsh Mink sighting. The sun was going down so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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