Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Thanksgiving Grande Slam
Thanksgiving holiday. Taylor, Tatum and Sidney were all dressed for the cool morning as we headed up Lanceford Creek to fish some dock pilings with live shrimp and mud minnows. The tide was still going out as the anglers began to slowly fish the bottom and it wasn't long before they hooked up with fish. I thought we'd be getting Redfish but it was Seatrout that they were catching, and a few of them were of keeper size. Taylor "knocked the skunk off",
catching the first Trout, then both Sidney and Tatum put a couple in the boat, too. As the tide hit bottom the bite slowed so we ran around to the outside of Tiger and fished some structure. Things heated up here. They caught a couple of feisty Redfish then Pete hauled in a nice Slot sized one. They picked up a couple of Trout, added a small but fun to catch
Black "puppy" Drum, then Pete rounded out the Amelia Island Back Country Grande Slam when he boated a couple of Flounder, one of them of keeper size. We made a final run up to Jolley River and Sidney landed another handful of Trout. It was a beautiful day that ended with a very comfortable temperature which made it another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.