Friday, February 22, 2019

Braggin Rights Times Two

Man what a beautiful morning we had today! I had met Jack Dickens, his sister Sparkle and her husband Roger down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp and we headed up the Nassau River and made the long run down to Broward Island to try and catch the incoming tide before the logs got covered up...and we did.  But we fished a few areas here and there and only managed to pick up one feisty Redfish. After fishing Pumkin Hill for a while with no real bites, we moved on.


Our next stop was around at Seymore's Pointe and this did the trick. We had no more than dropped the trolling motor and began pitching live shrimp under float rigs to the flooding grass when we began to hookup with Seatrout. Sparkle started it off, Roger added one too, then Jack got in on the action. Every now and then the trio put a "keeper" sized fish in the boat.

The tide began to get up, the sun was getting hot (in February,
right?) and we were running out of time but we hit one more spot and boy was it a good one!  Roger had made a perfect cast to some structure and when his float disappeared he lifted his rod, the circle hook set, and Fish On!  He played it patiently and after a few drag ripping runs, landed a stout 25" Slot Redfish, big enough to land him in first place of the 2019 Anglers Mark Bragging Rights Tournament-Redfish Category! 

Then, just minutes later, Jack was getting a good drift along the shore line and something took his bait with a vengeance. It was thrashing around and putting up a heck of a fight  and I saw that it was a big Seatrout. Jack worked it perfectly to the boat and landed the fat 22" Trout - a fish big enough to kick off the 2019 Anglers Mark Bragging Rights Tournament - Seatrout Category! (Scroll down the right side of this report for standings)  What a great way to wrap up a fun day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.

1 comment:

Herb Dickens said...

Next to reading the Bhagavid Gita, the picture of Roger Nation landing a magnificent legal
Red Bass was an all encompassing moment for me. It was kin to transcendental meditation watching a superb fisherman accomplishing his native craft. The picture was outstanding and reflect what can be accomplished when fishing with a superb fishing guide of Amelia Island.