Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Bulldawgs Come To Town

 I fished with some of those Georgia Bulldogs who have come town - long time customers Bob and
William Blalock and Bob's brother-in-law Tommy. We were scheduled to fish yesterday ang although it was a beautiful day the wind was kicking so we postponed the trip until today. We met up at the Old Town Bait and Tackle shop and made a quick run over to the outside of Tyger to fish a tide that was high but had been going out for about an hour. William took the bow and tossed a topwater lure while Bob and Tommy fished float rigs and mud minnows. They got some bites regularly but no takers until we finally caught a couple of Blue Fish. One had some size to it but we tossed it back - boy do those things stink!

We moved over to Manatee Creek and fished it a bit and William, after switching to the float rig, picked up a couple of Seatrout.  After running over to Lanceford Creek and fishing a nice drainage to no avail. It looked fishy and the wind had died just a bit but we had no takers. We ran further up Lanceford and fished a grassy island, then a bulkhead and again, no fish.

But the next spot  - "Bob's Spot" proved to be the winner. These "dogs", like their team, proved to be a "2nd half team"!  Fishing a sliver of an oyster island, drifting their floats along side it, they began to get Redfish, one after the other. Almost every drift produced a fish, most of them undersized, then Tommy hooked up, played it perfectly, and brought to the net a nice Slot Redfish. And shortly afterwards William put another Slot fish in the boat. Bob added a small Flounder to the mix.

After making our way down to Piney Island we fished some dock pilings then we moved around and fished some structure and again got into some feisty Redfish, catching a good handful of them. And Bob added another Flounder, this one of keeper size, but we tossed it back due to the closed season. They also caught a handful of Mangrove Snapper, two of which were of keeper size. These "dogs" came on strong in the 2nd half of the trip and made it another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida. 

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