Tuesday, July 11, 2017

New Kid On The Boat

Well, the fishing catching seems to be getting a bit better! Today I fished with Tim Carson, Brandon Craig, and his daughter Aubree, meeting them at Eagans Creek with a tide that had been coming in for just a few hours. We ran around to Tiger Island to fish the logs with mud minnows and jigs. It took a while but finally Brandon heated things up when he put a couple of keeper sized Flounder in the boat. No Red and no Trout today.

We ran around, but puttered slowly thru the mouth of Tiger to keep a look out for manatee's, then up to the Jolly River with plans to fish float rigs against the incoming tide. In short order Tim put a hungry Seatrout in the boat, then Brandon added another keeper Flounder, this one about 18". We didn't get many bites until we were about to leave then both Tim and Aubree caught a Mangrove Snapper each and Tim added a couple of feisty Redfish.

We made a pit stop around the corner at a large marsh run out, on  hunch, and this did the trick. All three anglers were getting bites and all three put Flounder in the boat. Aubree and Tim added a couple of Trout then after Aubree had made an excellent cast and had began to ease her bait back to the boat, WHUMP! She had a good bite and FISH ON! She was battling her fish while Grandpa Tim was working in another Trout.  We got both of them in the boat, and Aubree's fish turned out to be the biggest Flounder of the day!

Our last stop was around at Bell River on some flooding oysters. Not much was happening until finally, one of our baits drifted up into a pocket of marsh grass and BOOM! Slot Redfish On! Tim worked him patiently to the boat and landed a nice 21" fish.  Shortly after that he had made a cast to another pocket and, BOOM! Another big fish. Time slowly worked him to the boat while Net Girl Aubree netted the fish, this one measuring at 22".  Now that's a great way to wrap up a day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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