Sunday, June 24, 2018

Pick'n Up One Here and There

We fished an afternoon trip yesterday, meeting down at the south end ramp at 1pm with a tide that was about to hit bottom. I met George Youmans and his buddy William and we made the long run around to Broward Island on the Nassau. When we got there the SW wind was still pushing the water out but it was really low so we began to toss jigs and live shrimp and minnows up to the bank.  I don't think we got a real bite until the tide changed, but when it did, these two anglers picked up some fish. We didn't count the Toad fish as "skunk off the boat" but George's Seatrout sure counted! We worked up
and down the bank and caught a small Red or two, a small Sheepshead,  then William put a nice sized Seatrout in the boat -keeper size - but all fish caught today were released.

Our next stop was back at some docks at Seymore's Pointe, pitching up to the dock pilings with jigs. The two anglers landed a couple of Croaker, a couple of Black "puppy" Drum and another small Redfish. We worked some oyster beds in the Nassau then came back to fish some rocks at Seymore's Pointe, here fishing a float rig.  George was working the float good and soon hooked up with what I thought was going to be our first big Mangrove Snapper of the year. When his drag began to rip, I thought surely it was just loose, but it turned out that this was a bigger fish! George worked it patiently to the boat and landed a Slot sized 22" Redfish!

We ran thru Horse head, fished the "bank" with float rigs to wrap things up. William tangles with a high flying Ladyfish and George put a couple of more Trout in the boat. Even though it was in the middle of Summer and in the middle of the day, we caught fish, and we weren't working! So we counted it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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