Monday, August 13, 2018

Nice Day Nice Trout

You just can't beat a summer day fishing here at Amelia Island when there's a slight breeze and
slightly overcast skies, and that's what we had this morning when I met Hugh Haston and David Martin down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp. After we had made the run up Middle River and around to Broward Island, set up fishing off the bank, tossing jigs and live shrimp and mud minnows on the first of an incoming tide.

I think it was Hugh who "knocked the skunk off" when he hooked up and landed a feisty Black "puppy" Drum then the duo combined to catch a couple of small Redfish and a Croaker. We moved down the way and it was just a short time when David had made a cast to some bait that had been "popped" and he had a good hookup. After patiently playing the fish, David landed a nice 17" keeper sized Seatrout.

Our next stop was up at Pumpkin Hill, drifting floats and shrimp along some shell beds. Both Hugh and David landed Seatrout and Hugh fought and caught two Bonnethead Shark. We picked up one more keeper Trout along the way. After a brief stop at some docks at Seymore's Pointe where we caught one more feisty Redfish, we buzzed thru Horsehead around to the mouth of Jackstaff and eased along the marsh grass. Hugh landed a couple of more Trout and then tangled with a "needlefish"! Hah!  The sun was up now and even though the breeze was still blowing, it was getting hot so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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