I had met Keith Mason and his fishing partner Michael down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp early this morning and we made a quick run up the intercoastal and then into the Nassau River and we pulled up at an exposed shell bank on a tide that had been coming in for about an hour. The two anglers began pitching jigs and mud minnows to the edge of the oysters. They had a few nibbles here and there then Keith outsmarted a hungry Flounder. After moving down the way to Twin Creeks, we stuck with the jigs and here Keith picked up another, "almost legal" Flounder. Then he had a strong hookup and the fish immediately boiled up by the shell bank - a Redfish for sure. Keith kept the pressure on and worked it to the boat. The fish thrashed and boiled but Keith was up to the task and brought to the net a nice 21" Slot Sized Redfish.
After fishing some rocks at Seymore's we took the shortcut thru Horsehead and began working along a grass bank with the float rigs. Michael had been doing everything right but evidently had forgotten his lucky hat - until this stretch of fishing. He had made an excellent cast to a small point of grass and when his float disappeared he tightened down and let the circle hook set and, Fish On! Michael expertly reeled in a hungry Seatrout. Almost in the same area, but just to the left, he had a quick bite and put our 6th keeper Mangrove in the boat. And as we worked past a grassy island, again a pin point cast produced another "almost legal" Seatrout. Michael's good effort paid off and Conquered the Amelia Island back country so as we headed back we counted it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.