Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Perseverance Leads to Big Trout

We had a late high tide today so I met Emee Herbert and her friends Sarah, Ryanne and Meagan down at the Atlantic Seafood dock at noon with plans to fish the outgoing tide. I think the temperature got up close to 90 today so I may be going to shorts from now on! We ran up to the outside of Tiger and began fishing with float rigs and even though the anglers were making excellent casts, we had no real bites on our live shrimp and mud minnows. We ran up to Jolley River and fished the mouth of Snook Creek and again, no real bites. We dropped back and fished the mouth of the Jolley bites. OUCH!  These ladies were getting their baits in the right spot but the fish just were not biting. Our next stop was back at Tiger Island on the very last of an outgoing tide and we fished it and fished it and fished it. Finally, Meagan had a hookup and landed a hungry Seatrout. Skunk off the boat! Then Ryan reeled in a rather large Perch. I was thinking, "here we go", but the fish just weren't cooperating. We bounced up and down the island and when Emee made a perfect cast to a fishing looking spot she was rewarded with a strong bite and FISH ON! She worked the fish patiently to the boat and landed a big 20" Seatrout. Now that's perseverance! Emee picked up one more Perch before we called it a day. Although the fish just weren't biting much, the girls had a lot of laughs, learned a few things, and enjoyed a beautiful day out on the waters of Amelia Island, Florida.

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