Thursday, July 13, 2017

Big Flounder Big Trout

Dennis Brizzi and his fish'n buddy Hal were back at Amelia Island today and I met them up at the Eagans Creek boat ramp early with plans to fish the very first of an incoming tide. Today, we ran straight to the Jolley River, turned into the slow incoming current, and began tossing jigs and mud minnows to some exposed oysters. I love it when a plan comes together!

These two anglers put one fish after the other in the boat, so much so that within an hour I was beginning to wonder if our bait would
hold out!  They caught small but feisty Redfish, Seatrout, and one high flying Ladyfish. The catching was fast and furious with a couple of "double" hookups. Finally, one of the Trout that Dennis caught turned out to be a nice 16" keeper size.

The bite was so good we turned around and did it again! This time we didn't catch so much but Hal did put two very nice 19" Flounder in the boat. We ran up the Jolley and switched to float rigs as the oysters were now covered. Not much was happening until we got a grass point where the incoming current split and after Dennis's first cast, BOOM! Big fish on! He worked it patiently to the boat, the drag ripping, and after a good battle landed a big 20" Seatrout. The duo picked up a couple of more Trout there before we moved on.

Our final stop was around on the outside of Tiger and we wrapped the day up with a couple of Seatrout, a Jack Crevalle and one more Flounder that "self released" at the boat. And with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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