Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Hunt For Fish

We had a another Amelia Island beautiful morning today for a our Spring Break visitors!  I met the Chou family, Edgar and Stella and their kids Catilyn and Conner up at the Dee Dee Bartels Park boat ramp early and we then made a run over to Bell River to fish a flooding oyster bed on the last of an incoming tide. All four anglers were getting their casts up to the grass line but we had no real takers.

Our next stop was around to the outside of Tiger and after we set up over some flooded oysters we began to drift our floats and live shrimp along the marsh grass. Young Conner had let his drift a good 20 feet from the grass when he realized that his float was gone! He lifted up, began to reel, and the circle hook set and, Fish On!  He cranked him in and landed a nice fat Seatrout to "knock the skunk off"!  We fished that stretch, crossed over and fished a large outflow, then ran around and fished some flooded oysters in Lanceford, hit some docks in Lanceford (and caught only a baitstealer) then headed back to fish Tiger logs. The wind had picked up and we had company - four boats total with another scouting for a slot to fit  in!  We had to fish it  hard and it took a mud minnow to produce a nice Redfish that Catilyn handily reeled in.   It was a beautiful morning but the fish catching was kinda tough, but it still was a great day to be out on the water here at Amelia Island, Florida

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