Friday, June 29, 2018

A Fishing Day Filled With Action

Even though there was some dark clouds hanging over south Georgia early this morning, our side was clear when I met the Jones group - Chris and his two son's Alex and Andrew, and Alex's girlfriend Susanna. The water was like glass as we made our way up to the Jolley River with plans to fish the incoming tide with float rigs and live shrimp and mud minnows. We picked a bank with an oyster shell bottom and began working up current, tossing the floats and baits up near the grass. Alex "knocked the skunk  off" when he
landed a nice keeper sized Seatrout, Chris pulled in a feisty Redfish, then young Andrew, manning the stern, hooked up and landed a keeper sized Flounder.

After running further up the river, we fished another flooding marsh line and the action got hotter. The anglers were catching Bonnethead Sharks then Susanna found another keeper sized Seatrout to reel in. Andrew and Alex had a "double" hookup with Seatrout and the group battled another couple of Sharks.

We came back to Tiger Island and got into some keeper sized Flounder. Susanna landed two, Andrew landed another, and Chris landed one, all of keeper size. After Chris tangles with a high flying Ladyfish, we moved on, running thru Tiger and around to Bell River.

We'd had a great day of weather - just a slight breeze and the Georgia clouds had crept over the state line and kept it overcast for most of the trip and even though it was almost mid day, the fish were still biting!  Alex and Susanna had a double up on Seatrout with Susanna's measuring to be the biggest of the day then both Andrew and Alex battled Shark to wrap the trip up. We caught fish at every spot and all four anglers put keeper sized fish in the boat, so we counted it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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