Monday, October 15, 2018

Three Way Tie

We've got a three way tie in the Anglers Mark 2018 Bragging Rights Tournament - Flounder Category (scroll down the right side of this report for standings). I had met Tim Parker, his brother Brian, and son Wes out at the Goffinsville Park boat ramp and we immediately made the short run down the Nassau River, heading east, and made a stop at some exposed oysters shells in the Spanish Drop area. The tide had been going out a few hours and the trio began tossing live shrimp up to the edge of the shell and almost
instantly began to get fish. They caught one feisty Redfish after the other and added a couple of hungry Trout, too.

We moved up the way and fished a large marsh run out and again, it was a great fish catch'n time. We found that if we kept the boat out a ways we tended to hookup Seatrout out deeper as our jig bounced the bottom. After making a quick stop at some docks at Seymore's Pointe where Wes added a Black "puppy" Drum to the mix (and garnered an Amelia Island Back Country Slam), we moved on
down to Broward Island. And again, more feisty Redfish.  We worked the bank thoroughly and eventually moved along a mud flat. Brian had a strong bite and looked like he was working in a concrete block - but it began to fight back!  Brian played it patiently and soon landed a 22" Doormat Flounder -which tied him for first in the Anglers Mark Bragging Rights Tournament! Boy what a fish!

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