Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Win Some and Lose Some
found some dock pilings to fish.
BOOM! This did the trick. For about an hour we were hooking up with big fish. Jake landed a 20" Slot Red, then lost one in the pilings, then landed a 25" Slot Red, then lost one in the pilings, then a 26.5" Slot Red....it kinda went like that for a while. I tried my hand a lost a few too! Boy were they some big fish. We kept a couple of the Reds but put a few keeper sized ones back, including the big one. Jake caught a couple of feisty Black "puppy" Drum then another, bigger Flounder, which was also released, and tallied an "Amelia Island Back Country Slam" of Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. We fished until they quit biting then made the run down to Broward Island.
Jake was making excellent casts to the downed logs which were now fully exposed. He said his jig had drifted out when, BOOM! A good bite, and fish on! Jake played it perfectly, even as it got back in the current, and soon landed another Slot sized Redfish. After picking up a nice sized Stingray, then seeing a 6' Gator making a dash down the bank, Jake finished the trip by catching a fat Seatrout - he now had a Grande Slam! It does seem like the fish "catching " is picking up here at Amelia Island, Florida.