Friday, July 5, 2024

Trout Flurry Saves the Day

 I fished today with Tom Keller and his grandsons Tripp and Bryson, meeting them up at the Old Town Bait and Tackle boat ramp on a tide that was high and coming in. It was already hot as we eased out of Eagans Creek and made our way over to Bell River to set up along a point with plans to drift float rigs and mud minnows along the grass. Tripp got things started off early when he hooked up and landed a hungry Seatrout.

We ran thru Tyer and around to the outside of the island and fished the very last of that incoming tide and here Tripp had another Trout on, this one bigger, but it threw the hook, Ouch!  But Tom had his hookup and after patiently playing it to the boat he landed a keeper sized Seatrout. We worked along the bank tossing the float rigs, had a few bites, but no takers, and when the tide changed we moved back to the pointe where we had begun and this did the trick. Bryson had been staying persistent and it paid off when he had his float disappear. He set the hook and worked it to the boat expertly and landed another keeper sized Seatrout. Moments later Tripp had a hookup and he also played it expertly to the net, another keeper Trout. Tripp also had one feisty Redfish catch.

After running up the Jolly and fishing a couple of banks with the floats, to no avail, we came back to the outside of Tyger and swathed to jigs and worked the bank. We had numerous bites and Tom added another hungry Seatrout catch to the total, then we headed back to the ramp and counted it as another great to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florid. 

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