Saturday, May 27, 2017


We waited for the tide to start out today, beginning our trip at 11am and launching from the Dee Dee Bartels Park and boat ramp. Boy what a crowd. The entire lot was packed so I had to put my truck and trailer around at the back lot.  And boats were still piling in when Ross and Lindsey Goldstein and I left the ramp to head over to the outside of Tiger to fish some flooded marsh grass with float rigs and mud minnows.

We had a few nibbles and made casts to one tailing Redfish, but had no luck so we headed up and around Tiger to make one more stop at a large outflow, targeting it with mud minnows on a jig. Again, no real bites. We continued on up to Snook Creek in the Jolley River and switched back to float rigs, easing along the bank and working the grass. Finally, we had a good bite and Lindsey reeled in a nice hungry Seatrout.

We had been working it pretty good and it was getting hot so we made a run over to Cumberland Island, eased  up into Beach Creek and cruised along the hammock, then came back out and along the southern point. There were some wild horses in the distance but not close enough to get a good look. After passing by Fort Clinch we made one more stop at Old Town before we headed in, counting it as another great day to be on the water here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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