Monday, March 27, 2017

Two Slots In A Row

I don't know who dialed up this beautiful weather but please keep it coming! I fished with Greg Bancroft today and the weather forecast predicted "calm" for the first few hours, and they were right! We left the north end boat ramp and headed over to Bell River to fish an oyster outcrop. Greg started with a fly rod and was making excellent casts to the spots that I suggested, but we just couldn't buy a bite. We switched to live shrimp under a float and picked up a small Trout and a keeper sized Flounder, then another small Trout. We ran through the marsh and over to the outside of Tiger and
fished the very last of an incoming tide - in fact it had come to a standstill. Just as it started out Greg's float disappeared and, FISH ON! It was a big fish and his drag was ripping. Greg kept the pressure on, played it patiently, and eventually landed a nice 24" Slot Redfish. Boy what a fish. After pictures, Greg went back to the same spot, got a good drift with his float, and BOOM! Another big fish on! He worked it expertly and after a good battle landed a bigger 25" Slot Red. He picked up a few more Reds, one more just in the Slot, then we eased over to another flooded marsh line. Although the conditions were perfect with the water come out of the grass, we had not bites. We then ran back through the marsh and over to the mouth of Lanceford Creek and fished a grass patch where we picked up one keeper sized Flounder. Our last stop was at some dock pilings up Lanceford and although we had one good bite that broke my leader off, our fish catching was over and we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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