Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Uptick in Fish Catching

I've fished the last three days and today was the first where we at least had some "catching" going on. The river is full of silt and mud and grass, many of the bait shops had not been able to completely restock their live bait, and fish just haven't been biting. But today was better! I had met Jason and Sam Bojsa down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp this morning...yes it's open...just the fixed dock and part of the wooden boardwalk roped off. We headed up the Nassau River, all the way to Seymore's Pointe and eased in to fish some still exposed oysters on a tide that had been coming in for an
hour or so. Both anglers were making excellent casts with jigs and shrimp  and after a short while Jason put a hungry Seatrout in the boat. We worked the bank slowly and Jason had another hookup, this time a feisty Redfish. We ran down Twin Creeks, switched to Float rigs with the shrimp and we put a handful of Seatrout in the boat and another Redfish or two. We bumped down the way and fished the now flooded marsh grass with floats and here we had a good flurry of Trout catches. Sam had picked up a couple of Trout, Jason caught a couple, then they had a "double" hookup. Both anglers landed Trout, but Sam's was the biggest, a nice 16" keeper sized fish (all fish were released today). And again, another Redfish. Our next stop was back at Seymore's Pointe to fish some rocks in hopes of landing a Mangrove Snapper, but they weren't home. We ran down to Christopher Creek, switched back to jigs, and Jason's perfect cast to a barely exposed stump produced another Redfish. Then they started picking up Mangrove Snapper. Sam proved adept at catching the sneaky fish and a couple were of keeper sized. We worked that bank thoroughly. We made a few stops on the way back to check out some flooded marsh grass in hopes of seeing some tailing Redfish but they just weren't any to be found, so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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