Sunday, April 16, 2017

Working for a Fish Bite

I fished this afternoon, too, meeting the Pleasant family - William and Shannon and their sons Alex and Benn up at the north end ramp at 2pm with plans to fish the first of an outgoing tide. We had live shrimp, Slip Float rigs, Cajun Thunder rigs, and jigs so we were ready! We made our first stop at a flooded oyster bank on Bell River and caught a couple of small Sea Bass. After running up Bell River further we fished some docks with jigs and Slip Floats and this produced a handful of small Seatrout - but  none of the nice
keepers we've been getting. Our next stop was around at Snook Creek in the Jolley River, going to back to Cajun Thunder rigs, and, no bites. We hopped down to the mouth of Jolly, fished the Bank, and caught baitstealers. Our last stop was over at Tiger Island and boy were the conditions were perfect.  The wind was blocked, the tide was fairly low, and the sun was going down. We fished and fished and fished  and finally, Alex put a hungry Seatrout in the boat. It was a beautiful afternoon and although the fish didn't cooperate, it was another great day to be out on the water here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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