Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Reds Got Bigger and Bigger

I fished this afternoon with Gregg and Dannie Fitzgerald, this time meeting them up at the Eagans Creek boat ramp. The fog from this morning was still set in so we had to ease out of the creek and around to our first stop at Tiger Island. The two anglers were tossing live shrimp and minnows on jig heads to the exposed bank and with the tide just a  standstill it took just a few minutes to get a bite. But bite they did! Gregg started it off by picking up an nice feisty Redfish, then they each began to catch one here and there.
Then Gregg would put a Slot sized fish in the boat, and Dannie would land one just a tad bit bigger. Then Gregg put a nice 22" Slot fish in the boat...and Dannie found a big 26"er! Again, the Salt Marsh Minks were up and down the bank, fishing, and checking us out. Dannie landed a keeper sized Flounder and the two anglers had a good handful of smaller but feisty Redfish to catch. The fog finally burned off around 2pm and it made for a beautiful afternoon
to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

1 comment:

Greg Fitzgerald said...

Well, how do you top a great day of fishing in the fog and rain? you get back with Lowrence for a sunny afternoon of fishing for some great sized Reds. what a beautiful day and here again due to Lowrence's patience, ability to teach, and knowledge of the local waters. It turned out to be a dream day of catching red fish. Thank you for taking the time to show my wife some of the tricks and a lot of the wonders of Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. I'm looking forward to fishing with you again.
Wishing you and your family the best this coming year and Happy New Year.