You could slice the fog with a knife this morning when I met Paul and Jana Richards up at the north end boat ramp -boy was it thick. But not so thick that we couldn't "putter" to our first stop around at Tiger Island. The tide was still going out so we set up current from the bank and began to toss live shrimp on a jig to "fishy" spots. Jana got real good at catching the pesky bait stealers but that was all we could manage. We worked up an down the bank when out of nowhere, BOOM! Paul had a hookup. It was ripping drag and staying deep so we knew it was a big fish, but Paul was up to the task, played it perfectly and soon landed a fat Slot 25.5"Redfish - big enough to put him in first place in the 2019 Anglers Mark Bragging Rights Tournament-Redfish Category. Scroll down the right side of this report for standings.
We crossed the creek and fished a point and Jana caught a nice Whiting then we crossed back and fished the logs and picked up a couple of hungry Seatrout and another feisty Redfish.
Our next stop was up to the Jolley River. Although the first exposed oyster bank didn't produce anything, after making the run further up to the MOA, both Paul and Jana found a Seatrout each. We came back to Snook Creek and worked a bank. After drifting a float rig up near the bank it bobbled a time or two, sagged down in the water and, Fish On! Jana cranked it in and landed another Slot sized Redfish. The sun had finally burned most of the fog off and it topped off a great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.