Sunday, March 11, 2018

Slow Start BIG Finish

It was another "Chamber of Commerce" weather day today when I met Pete Nolan, his daughter Tatum and her friend Victor down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp. We cruised up the Intercoastal on water that was like glass and turned in to Jackstaff to fish a still flooded bank with float rigs and jigs and live shrimp. The three anglers fished the bank thoroughly but we had no takers. After crossing over to fish a sandbar pointe and having no luck, we ran thru Horsehead and over to fish some docks at Seymore's Pointe.

It was fairly slow fishing until finally, after Tatum had landed a small Bluefish, she and her dad simultaneously hooked up with two hungry Seatrout. Skunk was off the boat! We hit another dock on the rock side, fished the float rigs exclusively, and Victor go on the board with a nice feisty Redfish catch.

Our final stop was down at Broward Island. It took a while for the fish to begin to bite, but when things got going, the anglers landed a
good handful of them. Both Pete and Victor put "keeper sized" Trout in the boat while Tatum worked on the numbers. Then, just as we were about to wrap up, Victor thought he'd hooked a log but when it began to move an drip drag out, FISH ON!  This was a big fish and stayed deep for a good while. But Victor stayed in the battle and after a long fight, landed a big 29.5" Redfish. Boy what fish to wrap up a great day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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