Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Trout Catch Picks Up

I was back down south today, meeting Ashley Gorley, his two sons Caleb and Kyler and granddad Glenn down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp. We headed straight up the Nassau River and boy was the water slick! Our first stop was at a point with a stretch of oyster shell lined bank and the anglers began tossing jigs with mud minnows and finger mullet up current. Glenn "knocked the skunk off" when he landed a hungry Seatrout then Ashley hooked up with something big that made is drag sing. Ashley went around the boat,
form stern to bow and back to stern, played it perfectly, and after a good battle, landed a big 'ole Catfish. And shortly after that he had another good fight and landed a nice sized Jack Crevalle.  The anglers had some good bites, some fish were brought right to the boat but came off, so we had some action.

Our next stop was down at Pumpkin Hill and with the tide up and still coming in, we switched to float rigs, and this did the trick. All
four fishermen began to get bites. Kyler reeled in a couple of Seatrout, one which was of keeper size, then Grandad put a couple of keeper sized Trout in the boat. Caleb got in on the action and caught the only Redfish of the day and he also landed a rare Sandtrout. We caught a good handful of "almost legal" fish before we moved on to fish some rocks and docks back at Seymore's Pointe.

We had a few nibbles at the first spot then before leaving Kyler put a keeper sized Croaker in the boat to round out another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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