Saturday, July 1, 2017

Young Anglers Net Amelia Island Slam

After a day off I was back to "work", meeting Dean Jensen and his two sons Elijah and Tyler down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp this morning. We had excellent weather - the slight breeze made it really comfortable to fish - and we made a quick run up the Amelia River and then ducked in at Jackstaff. We fished the bank with float rigs  with live shrimp and mud minnows on an outgoing tide.

Elijah got things started when he hooked up and landed a feisty Redfish then Tyler got on the board with a small Flounder. Dean added a hard fighting Jack Crevalle then Tyler went back to the well to get another Flounder, this one pretty big and keeper size!

We bounced across the creek and fished a flooded sandbar and within minutes began to get hookups. All three caught Seatrout, with Elijah putting a keeper sized one in the boat.  Our next stop was around at Twin Creeks and again, Elijah found a Redfish. We dropped down the river to fish an exposed shell bank and although it looked really good, we had no bites.

After a run down to Broward Island the anglers began to toss jigs and shrimp and minnows to the bank with the tide still going out. They picked up a couple of Mangrove Snapper, a small Redfish, and a hungry Seatrout.   We fished one more spot before heading in, counting it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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