Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Trout Are Biting

My final fishing trip of the week was with Candice Horton, her husband Shawn, and their son Jonathan. I met them down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp early this morning and it was a tad bit warmer than it has been this week. We made a run up the Nassau River and stopped to fish a large marsh run out with jigs and shrimp and mud minnows  on a tide that had been going out a few hours. Within minutes the whole trio of anglers were catching fish. They landed a good handful of Trout, with most of them slightly undersized, but they did catch one that was of legal size. We moved
down the river to an oyster edge, fished it thoroughly, and picked up one more keeper sized Trout. Our next stop was way around to Broward Island where the tide was still going out. Again, they found Trout, a good handful of them.  I felt sure we'd get a Red or a Black Drum  but it seemed like Trout were going to be the fish of the day until Shawn had a strong hookup and, FISH ON! After patiently working the fish to the boat he landed a nice 20" Slot Sized Redfish. We bounced down the island and both Jonathan and Candice added  keeper sized Trout to the boat, and Shawn put
another one in, too. Our last stop was back at some docks at Seymore's Pointe here, Candice landed another Trout and then had an unbelievable BIG fish on for a while, but it got through the pilings, bound it tight, and broke the leader off, OUCH! But it was a good fight and made a great way to wrap up a fun fishing trip here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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