Tuesday, February 27, 2018

We Ain't Skeered of No Wind!

Actually, the wind today was a real pain in the behind! It was forecasted to be about 10mph at launch time and rising to around 17 by the end of the trip. But when I called Rex Hogland we agreed that we'd get out there and do the best we could...and we did!  I had met Rex down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp and we cruised up the Nassau River to make our first stop at some flooded marsh grass that had the wind driven current sweeping by a point. It may have been Rex's first drift when his float with dangling live
shrimp disappeared and, Skunk Off! A nice Seatrout. We continued to fish that point and picked up a few more Trout, then eased back between a couple of docks and caught another Trout or two - one of them was almost... spotless!

The wind was really kicking so we fished around the corner and got in behind a land mass which made it like fishing on a calm pond. Rex was making excellent casts to the bank and within a short time his float disappeared and BIG FISH ON! Rex played it perfectly,
thru deep run after deep run and eventually landed a big 25" Slot Redfish. Boy what a fish! He went back to his hot spot and just a short while later, BOOM! Another big fish. Once landed we measured it to 26.5" - a big fish in the Slot. Rex caught a couple of more smaller Slot fish, and a good handful of  "feisty" rat Reds.  When the bite slowed we worked up the bank and picked up another good handful of Reds

We tried one more time out in the wind and found that it was just too difficult to fish, so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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