Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Brotherly Love

Again the wind. But not so bad that we couldn't get out and fish today. Just enough to alter the fishing "plan" though. I had met Sherri Rinker, her dad Lee and her Uncle WC down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp this morning and although we had clear skies, there was already a brisk wind blowing. We ran up the Nassau River and fished some exposed oysters on the last of an outgoing tide. WC was first on the board when he put a couple of feisty Redfish in the boat. I soon learned that these two brothers would keep an easy banter going amongst themselves as each
caught a fish or had a good bite! It made the trip real fun because the two could fish and as the day wore on, we picked up a fish here and then a fish there. We bounced up the river to marsh run out and immediately, BOOM! Trout bite. Both Lee and WC had a flurry of catches. We had an artificial grub out the back and as I was netting WC's fish I saw the rod tip bouncing, FISH ON! Sherri grabbed the rod and worked the fish in expertly, landing the day's only keeper sized Seatrout. We continued on up the river, picked up one more Trout west of Bubblegum Reef, had no real bites at the Reef, then
jumped over to some docks. The first set produced on bites but WC found another Redfish, caught on a float rig (we were using live shrimp all day). The tide had changed and started back in so we decided to go back to where we had caught fish earlier in the morning and it was a good move. We hadn't been fishing long before Lee had a strong bite and his drag began to rip. This was a nice fish! He played it patiently and after a good battle, landed the biggest fish of the day, a nice Slot sized 23 1/2" Redfish. And shortly after that WC put the only Flounder in the boat, a keeper sized one at that. We picked up another Red or two somewhere along the way.  We bounced up and down Nassau River and picked up a couple of more Trout then called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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