Sunday, November 20, 2016

First Cold Day But We Caught Fish

Kinda cool this enough that I went back to the truck for another layer! I met Will Wingate and his son Gabe down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp early this morning and we made a short run up the Nassau River and began fishing some exposed oysters with jigs and live shrimp on the first of an incoming tide. Both anglers were  making excellent casts and after a short distance they had a hookup. Young Gabe reeled it in expertly and landed a nice feisty Redfish. But a wind had already picked up and made things difficult so we ran further up the river to fish some docks as
Seymore's Pointe. This helped somewhat - they caught another Red or two and Gabe added a hungry Seatrout to the mix. We then ran down to Broward Island and the timing was perfect - the tide was just changing to come back in - and we had a lull in the west wind - and the fish bite got hot! The duo caught Redfish, Redfish, Redfish then after we thought were some "baitstealer" bites, they hooked up and landed two keeper sized Sheepshead, rounding out their Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Redfish, Seatrout, and Sheepshead. They had a "double" catch at least once...then as quickly as the bite started it stopped! We ran back to Goffinsville and fished some docks, found one Trout then finished up fishing some float rigs over in the Horsehead area. And with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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