Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fight'n The Wind But Finding Fish

We pushed our trip out to 9am today, with plans to fish the first of an outgoing tide. I met Roger Pickett and his friend David up at the Dee Dee Bartels boat ramp and we ran over to the outside of Tiger to fish some flooded oysters with live shrimp and float rigs. First cast - Boom-Seatrout! So I was thinking, "here we go!". But it was tough fishing after that and these two anglers were up to the task. We worked along a marsh line, tossing our baits and we had a bite here and there, and picked up a Trout on occasion. When it slowed, David switched to a jig and shrimp and tossed it deep and up
current and he picked up 3 Trout in a row. We ran around to the Tiger logs and even though it was still a very high tide, we pitched jigs to pockets and caught a few fish, including a couple of feisty Redfish and a couple of Trout. The wind was really kicking by now so I made the long run over to Bell River and continued on to Lanceford Creek in hopes of getting out of the wind, but no, it was right in our faces. We dropped back and fished some docks and picked up one Trout then bounced around and fished Oyster Bay and picked up another Trout. Although we were out of the wind we were catching more "baitstealers" than anything so we went back to Tiger Island. The tide was getting just right, down enough where you could see the stumps and logs, and we wrapped things up with another couple of Trout catches - one caught by Roger was the biggest of the day. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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