Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Bay Boat Convention

The fish here at Amelia Island have to be confused with the front coming through -first a warm front then a cold front, then a warm front...the water temperature keeps going up and down. It was rather cool this morning when I met Gary Elder, his sister Karen and brother in law Jimmy up at the Dee Dee Bartels boat ramp. We headed over to the outside of Tiger and fished some flooded marsh with the tide having about an hour and half head start heading out on us.

The trio of anglers were making excellent casts but we had to work the whole bank, cross over to another spit of grass, and finally Karen hooked up with an aggressive Blue Fish. We then ran thru Tiger and over to Bell, fished some more grass with float rigs and live shrimp and fairly quickly Jimmy put a nice feisty Redfish in the boat.  I was beginning to think "one fish per spot?"!

We moved over to Lancford, fished some docks, had only nibbles, then fished back at the mouth of Bell where Jimmy landed a fat Seatrout. Our final stop was back at Tiger and it looked like a Bay Boat Convention!  There were three of us lined up fishing and a couple of more boats out behind us.
There wasn't a whole lot of big fish being caught, but Gary did add a keeper sized Seatrout (released), Jimmy had a keeper sized Flounder to boat side, and we had a couple of more Reds caught. After Gary put a couple of whiting in the boat, we called it a day, a beautiful one to be out fishing on Amelia Island's waters.

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