Saturday, November 19, 2016

Banner Morning For Reds and Blacks

Although we need some rain, you just can't beat these beautiful mornings we're having! I met Drew Sirianni, his dad Andy, and his son Vincent, up at the newly opened Dee Dee Bartels boat ramp and we made a the run over to Lanceford Creek to fish some structure as the tide started back in. It only took about 5 minutes before the trio began getting bites with Andy "knocking the skunk off" when he landed a feisty Redfish. They were having to re-bait( we were using day-old shrimp) almost every cast due to the
"baitstealers" but it paid off because they worked thru them and got big fish. In between smaller Reds they'd pick up a keeper sized Slot Red and just when we thought that bite was done they got into some nice Black "puppy" Drum, many of them of keeper size, up to 20". So was a banner morning for catching, Reds, and Blacks, and then Vincent put a really nice Sheepshead in the boat. Finally, the catching slowed so we headed over to the Jolley River and fished the "bank". These anglers already had a "Slam" of Redfish, Black Drum and Sheepshead, and they made it a "Grande" Slam when
they picked up a couple of Seatrout. Vincent topped it off with a well played catch of Bonnethead Shark. After hitting another spot further up the Jolley, we ran to the outside of Tiger Island, fished some flooded oysters with floats, had  not luck, then wrapped the day up closer to the boat ramp, with a two-Blue(fish) catch. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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