Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Summer Time Amelia Island Fishing

I do think summer is almost here, based on the variety of fish we're catching. I met Domenic and Victoria Ferrelli down at the Atlantic Seafood dock on the very last of an outgoing tide and we popped over to fish an exposed oyster bank at the mouth of Bell River. The two anglers were tossing live shrimp on jigs and although they were making excellent casts, we only picked  up an ugly Sea Robin.

We made run around to Tiger Island and began to fish as the tide started in. Victoria caught a hungry Mangrove Snapper then we had a good bite and, FISH ON! Domenic commented that it wasn't very big but when the drag began to rip he changed his mind! At one time I thought the big fish was going
to get up in the logs but Domenic kept the pressure on and worked him out to deeper water and after a good battle, landed a "Tournament" sized 26.5" Slot Redfish -with 10 spots! Boy what a fish! We worked the bank thoroughly and later Victoria had a good bite. She worked it to the boat and landed a hungry Black "puppy" Drum.

We ran around and up to the Jolley River, fished the "bank", but had no real bites, then moved further up the river. Both Domenic and Victoria put a couple of Bonnethead Sharks in the boat, a couple of Jack Crevalle, another Black Drum, then Domenic wrapped things up with a nice 22" Slot Redfish. With that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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