Sunday, July 29, 2018

Action Packed Fishing

I met the Gasparini crew - Robin, Kathleen, Wendy and Harriet - down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp this morning early and we made the quick run up the intercoastal to dip into Jackstaff on a low but incoming tide. We had three anglers forward tossing jigs and live shrimp while Harriet fished the stern with a float rig. I think it was first cast when Harriet's float disappeared, she hooked up, and landed a nice Redfish. Meanwhile, Robin had set the hook on a fat Seatrout. Now that's the way to start a day of fishing. It seemed we had non-stop action for over an hour fishing just one stretch of
water. There were two or three Bonnethead Shark hookups, battles, and "quick releases" at boat side. We had a couple of more Seatrout catches, a couple more "feisty Redfish" catches, then finally, after Kathleen had made an excellent cast to a grass pocket, BOOM! Big Redfish On!  She played it perfectly and soon landed a nice Slot sized Redfish.

We buzzed thru Horsehead and down to Pumpkin Hill and set up along a flooding marsh line, the tide still coming in. All anglers
were now tossing float rigs, Kathleen out the back and sure enough, after a nice drift along the shoreline, BOOM! Big Trout in the boat! Robin was fishing the bow and picked up a couple of smaller Reds, Wendy and Harriet were getting good drifts and picked up a couple of smaller Reds, then again, Kathleen out the back, BOOM! A bigger 20" Seatrout caught and landed. After Wendy put a hard fighting Bonnethead in the boat, we headed back but made one more stop along down the Nassau River.

Robin was on the bow and got a good cast up to a marsh point and as it drifted by her float disappeared with a vengeance. She took up slack, lifted the rod, and let the circle hook do its job - Fish ON!  Robin played it patiently  and when it boiled up we knew it was another Slot Redfish. She fought it perfectly and soon landed a nice Slot Redfish. Now that's the way to wrap up a great day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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