Thursday, September 14, 2023

Birthday Bash on the Water

 I fished with the Stein girls today - Ellina, Emily, Liz and Erin - meeting them early down at the Sawpit
Creek boat ramp. In addition to getting a break and visiting Amelia Island, they were also helping Erin celebrate a birthday!  We ran up the intercoastal and turned into the Nassau and made our way up to Spanish Drop where we turned into the high, incoming tide and began to drift float rigs with live shrimp, and eventually mud minnows. I noted that the water temperature was 83.5 -still hot-still summer.

Sure enough, these lady anglers began to get bites and tangled with high flying Ladyfish, hard fighting Jack Crevalle, and we got to see a Bonnethead Shark track Erin's bait down and take it and, Fish On!  Erin played it expertly and reeled to the net the Shark which was photographed and released.

We ran down to Pumpkin Hill and fished a stretch and again had some good action catching feisty
Redfish, hungry Seatrout, Ladyfish, Jacks, a nice Mangrove Snapper, a big Bluefish, and a Croaker. We made a stop at Littlefields, switched to the jigs and caught a good handful of Mangrove Snapper, then made our way thru Horsehead, switched back to floats, and here Ellina picked up the biggest Redfish of the day, played it perfectly to the boat, and landed it for a photograph. 

We ended the day with a .....Needlefish catch! Hah! But as we headed back to the ramp we counted it as another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida 

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