Thursday, April 27, 2017

Slot Reds Big Trout Good Variety

With forecasted winds this afternoon getting up to at least 18mph, Wayne Hackett and I agreed that it'd be best to fish this morning, so that's what we did!  The good news is that I've been having some good luck fishing that high and still coming in tide which is what we had today. I met Wayne and his dad Harold down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp and we made the quick run up the Nassau River and made a stop at some flooded oyster beds with plans to toss float rigs and live shrimp to the marsh grass. The two anglers started right off making excellent casts and it wasn't long
before we got a few bites. Wayne put a keeper sized Seatrout in the boat and another smaller one. We bounced down the river and Harold had a good fight with a feisty Jack Crevalle. Then Wayne had a strong hookup and after a patient battle, landed a 20" Slot sized Redfish. We inched down the bank, had a fish or two caught, then when things slowed to a halt we cranked the big engine and ran down to Christopher Creek to fish some shallow, flooded oysters.  Harold picked up a Trout, then battled a Black Tip Shark. Then Wayne had a strong bite and worked in a big 19.5" Seatrout.
And as quick as the bite started, it quit! We ran around the bend and fished with jigs and shrimp. Wayne picked up a keeper sized Flounder to round  out their Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Seatrout, Redfish and Flounder, then it was Harold's turn to have the big bite. He played it patiently and perfectly and soon landed another Slot sized Redfish. We picked caught another small Trout or two then headed back, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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