Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fun Amelia Island Fishing

We had a beautiful morning today when I met Adam and Patty Garner up at the north end boat ramp and we made quick time getting north and west over to the outside of Tiger Island with a plan to fish the outgoing tide with float rigs and minnows and a handful of live shrimp.

Patty was fishing the shrimp at the stern of the boat and she was the first to strike (and maybe the 2nd and 3rd!) - she hooked up and landed  some hungry Seatrout. We worked along the bank, began to snag bottom with our hooks, then moved on, making our next run up to the Jolley River to fish a large marsh run out. Here, both
Adam and Patty had good hookups with feisty Redfish and handily brought them to the boat.  We worked that bank thoroughly, then ran back to the mouth of the Jolley to fish the "bank" and here we had some good Redfish action. Both anglers put fish in the boat.

You would have thought we were touring the Jolley because our next stop was back up the river and on to the MOA where we broke out the jig rods, now fishing exclusively minnows, but we had no luck. The MOA (Mother of All) is slowly becoming NOT the MOA.

Our next and final stop was back at Tiger Island. The sun was up, the breeze was blocked, but we did manage to put another Red or two in the boat and then a keeper sized Flounder (released). After touring the south end of Cumberland Island and Fort Clinch, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

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