Saturday, April 1, 2017

Found a Trout Hole

I had the pleasure of fishing with Wes Methaney again, who brought along his brother Mike and nephew Evan. The high winds from yesterday had subsided and we had a beautiful morning to greet us down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp. We ran up the Nassau River and fished an exposed oyster bed with jigs and live shrimp on the very first of an incoming no avail. No bites. Our next stop was up at Bubblegum Reef and with a perfect "first of the incoming tide", I had high expectations. But although the bite was
slow, Wes reeled in a hungry Mangrove Snapper (the first I've seen this year) then Evan caught a keeper sized Seatrout. We jumped over to some docks at Seymore's Pointe and after fishing briefly, hooked up with nice fish. Evan played it patiently and after a good battle that took him from stern to bow and back to stern, he landed a nice 18" Black "puppy" Drum. Then uncle Wes put a feisty 4-spot Redfish in the boat. We fished a few docks then ran down to Broward Island and began working back against the tide. Both anglers caught Seatrout then Wes put a nice 19" Trout in the boat.
He followed that up with a big, big bite and after fighting the fish valiantly for a good while, the fish found a deep log and broke itself off, OUCH! We then ran back up the Nassau River, found some oysters to fish, caught nothing, and were just about to call it day when we tried one more flooded oyster bank with float rigs and live shrimp. This did the trick. They caught Trout after Trout after Trout with many of them being of keeper size up to 18". Although the fish were still biting, appointments were needing to be met, so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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