Saturday, June 30, 2018

Quick Start to a Beautiful Day

What a great way to wrap up a great fishing week here at Amelia Island, Florida. I had met Jack Ciapriani out at the Goffinsville Park boat ramp and we made the short jump down to Broward Island to catch the first of an incoming tide. The water was like glass, the sun was coming up and nature was coming alive at the island. Jack was tossing jigs and live shrimp and in short order he had a keeper sized Sheepshead in the boat. He caught a couple of feisty Redfish as we worked the bank and later put a big Seatrout in the boat.

We eventually made the run back to Seymore's
Pointe and fished some dock pilings and flooding oyster beds, but we had no real bites - unless you count the Catfish and Toad fish! We dropped down the Nassau River and began fishing oyster beds with a float rig. Jack had tossed up into a shallow area and when his float slowly disappeared, he tightened his line and set the hook and, Fish On!  Sure enough, the unique bite signified a Flounder, and a keeper sized one at that!

We made one more stop down at Pumpkin Hill, tangled with a Bonnethead Shark, then called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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