Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jigs Got the Bigger Fish

We've been fishing the high and incoming tides this week and it was the same today when I met Justin and Jacqueline Bogle down at the south end ramp early this morning. We headed up the intercoastal and into Jackstaff with the plan to pitch float rigs up current  to the marsh grass. We had a good bite but the fish thru the  hook then later Jacqueline hooked up and landed a hard fighting Ladyfish - her first fish! We worked that bank thoroughly then ran thru Horsehead, over to the Nassau River and down to Pumpkin Hill where we set up along a flooding grass line.

This did the trick! Jacqueline began to get some fish - a couple of hungry Seatrout, a small but feisty Redfish, and even a persistent Blue Crab! Justin added a nice Whiting to the catch.   After moving around the point and switching Justin to a Jig and shrimp combo, he had a strong hookup and, Fish On!  He played it patiently and soon landed a nice 2' Bonnethead Shark.

The tide was up so we ran over to Christopher Creek and both anglers were now tossing the jigs. Again, we had a strong bite, and the drag began to rip. Justin kept the pressure on, worked it in slowly, and put a Slot sized 21" Red in the boat.

Our final stop was at Seymore's Pointe to check for Mangrove Snapper, but they just haven't arrived. What a crazy Spring we had. But we caught some fish earlier so we counted it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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