Sunday, April 16, 2017

Trout Flurry Wraps a Trip Up

We fished north again today, getting out early to fish the first of an incoming tide. I met Jeff and Jenny Key up at the Dee Dee Bartels Park and boat ramp and we made the quick run around to Tiger Island with a baitwell full of live shrimp. The two anglers were tossing jigs and shrimp to the shoreline and fishing them back slowly and it didn't take long before they began to get bites. Jenny got it started when she hooked up and landed a feisty Black "puppy" Drum then she put a keeper sized Seatrout. Jeff added another Drum then we caught a couple of more Trout out deep. Jeff
had made an excellent cast up into a pocket and when he had  a strange bite we all wondered what it would be - and sure enough, it was a keeper sized Flounder. We then ran around and up into Jolley River, fished a flooding marsh line, and I think it was Jeff's first cast with a float rig when he hooked up with another nice Trout. We eased up into Snook Creek where Jeff tangled with a couple of Bonnethead Sharks then we continued on to Bell River to fish some docks with jigs down deep. Jeff figured it out - he was dragging his shrimp so slow it was falling asleep, then, BOOM! He'd have a hookup and land a nice Trout. We caught fish until we got bored with it then made a final run around and to the outside of Tiger. Breaking out the float rigs, I think we may have had one more Trout. And with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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