Sunday, March 12, 2017

Trout Kind Of Day

I wrapped last week up fishing with Mark Dennis, his brother David, and his nephew Jim. We met up at the north end boat ramp early Friday morning and ran over to the outside of Tiger Island to fish the first of an outgoing tide with live shrimp under float rigs. David got thing started off when he caught a couple of hungry Seatrout. We then ran up to the Jolley River and fished a large creek outflow, had no luck, then eased into the creek and switched to jigs and shrimp on the bottom. But again, no real bites. After a short run around to Bell River and some docks we found some more Trout. Both David and Jim were fishing up current and they found Trout down on the bottom at around 15' deep. They were "almost legal" but then Jim had a good hookup and this one had some size to it. After working it expertly to the boat, he landed a nice keeper sized Seatrout. We continued to fish the docks and all three anglers landed Trout. Dennis also put a feisty Black "puppy" Drum in the boat. We made a run around to Lanceford Creek, found another dock, and picked up one small Sea Bass. With the day getting long, we made one more stop back a the mouth of Bell River and wrapped up the day catching Trout on the jig casted up current. Of those, we had one more keeper Trout. And with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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