Wednesday, April 26, 2017

One Fish Per Spot

Well, that's what if felt like today. We had a beautiful mid morning trip set up when I met Nancy and Bill Hohenshelt up at the Dee Dee Bartels Park and boat ramp. We made a quick run over to the outside of Tiger and set up at two large creek outflows, tossing live shrimp under floats. Both anglers got a nibble here and there, but no takers, so we bounced across the creek and fished some more flooded marsh grass. Again, we had some good nibbles, and then Bill landed a feisty Bluefish. We then ran out and around and up the
side of Tiger and found another outflow. I switched the anglers to jigs and live shrimp because I new the bottom wasn't rough. Within minutes, Bill had a hookup and landed a nice hungry Seatrout. But no more bites were had. So we continued on around to the Jolley River, fished the "bank" and here Nancy got on the board when she landed another nice Seatrout. We worked up the bank, had a bite now and then, and finally, Bill hooked up and caught a keeper sized Seatrout. We fished further up the Jolley at Snook Creek, had no bites, then hit the MOA. It was the right tide and the conditions were right, fish were popping, but they just weren't eating what we werew offering. We made one last stop back at the logs of Tiger. After getting a few bites, Bill had a strong hookup. He  played the hard fighting fish patiently and soon landed a feisty Redfish. Although we didn't slay the fish, we did have a few catches, so we counted it as another great day to be out on the water here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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