Friday, February 24, 2017

Bucket List and Trout

After a couple of days off due to bad weather we were back at it today, and even though the winds were predicted to be around 9mph, it was rather nice to be out fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida. I met Chris Allen down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp early and we headed over to fish the docks at Longpointe on a very extreme high tide. Chris was tossing jigs and live shrimp to the pilings and I could tell right off he was a good caster. He was making pin point shots but we worked a couple of docks to no avail. We made a run up the Amelia River and into Jackstaff and
then off a side creek to set up at a large marsh run out. Chris switched to a float rig and BOOM! Right off he had a nice Seatrout. And then, no more! We worked the bank slowly, tossing the float rig with live shrimp, but had no more bites. We crossed over the creek, fished another bank, switched to jigs, and picked up another Trout or two. After running through Horsehead we found some docks to fish, but before we went with the jig, we tossed the float up to some flooded oysters. This did the trick as Chris got into a good flurry of Seatrout. But he had a Redfish on his bucket list so we switched back to the jig and began to fish the pilings. The first dock produced none but shortly after moving the second dock, FISH ON! Chris played the fish patiently and soon landed his Redfish, one that was just at the Slot size. We bounced up and down the docks and picked up a couple of more Reds, lost one, then moved around the corner to fish the rocks at Seyomore's Pointe. Chris was back to the float rig, letting drift along the rocks, and wrapped up the trip catching his biggest Trout of the day. Of the handful of Trout caught today, a few of them have finally crept into keeper size range. All fish were released today. It was another great day to be out on the water here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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