Saturday, March 3, 2018

I'm Getting Tired of This Wind!

Today was absolutely beautiful out on the water, but the high winds made it very difficult to fish  and catch fish successfully. When we have high winds predicted I make a plan to find areas that will be protected  and that tends to work, somewhat, but if the fish aren't there you're stuck with, "now what?

I met Eddie Okeefe and his work associates, Scott and Kerry,  down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp under clear skies and ripping 18mph winds. We busted through the north wind heading up the Nassau
River and made a our first stop on the outside of Seymore's Pointe and started tossing float rigs with live shrimp on the last of an incoming tide. It didn't take long before Eddie had a hookup and patiently worked in a nice feisty Redfish. Piece of cake, right?  We continued to fish and not a few minutes later Eddie had another hookup and landed an even bigger Redfish, this one in the Slot. So thirty minutes, two Redfish, not bad, right?  We worked up and down the bank but had no more bites so we continued on down to Christopher Creek.

Here we switched to jigs and shimp, working the bank, the rocks and the docks. All three anglers were making excellent casts, working their baits slowly, but had no takers as we slowly trolled around the bank. We then fished our way out of Christopher, still getting no bites, then headed back towards Goffinsville to make a stop at the old sunken barge. Finally, Kerry had a bite and neatly landed a keeper sized Seatrout (all of the fish were released today). When we had no more bites, we moved around the Point and into the wind, fished some submerged oyster beds briefly, then headed over to Amelia City to wrap up the day  out of the wind, but with no real bites.

Although the wind made for a not-so-good fish catching day, it was still a great day to be out on the water here at Amelia Island, Florida

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