Keep Your Bait In The Water

 | By Seamus on 4/7/2021 6:02:00 PM | Views (52)


I fished Monday and Tuesday in beautiful weather and today was more of the same. After meeting Kevin Owensby, his son Jake, his father-in-law Doyle, and Doyle's brother Ronnie down at the Sawpit Creek, we made a long run up and around to Pumpkin Hill with plans to toss float rigs and live shrimp and minnows on the first of an outgoing tide.  Kevin and Ronnie were on the bow, Jake and his grandfather Doyle were at the stern and all were making excellent casts. But it was Doyle who was drifting long with the current who had the first hookup, a hungry Seatrout.  We worked that area pretty good, then eased back and around a point to fish a flooded shell bank.

As we worked along we weren't getting many bites at all but Doyle had put a good cast up near some exposed oysters. We both saw his float dip, then pop up. Then it dipped again and stayed under and as Doyle tightened up the line, Big Fish On! I didn't realize how big it was - it battled up near the bank for a bit then boiled and ran out to deeper water and the fight was on.

But Doyle was up to the task, played it perfectly and soon landed an Oversized 29" Redfish, boy what a fish!

After running back to Seymore's Pointe we fished a large outflow, sticking with the floats, but had no luck. We then ran down to Spanish Drop and here the action picked up. Kevin and Doyle were on the stern and drifting floats and caught a good handful of Seatrout, a couple of which were of keeper size. Doyle added a small Flounder to round out his Amelia Island Back Country Slam of Redfish, Seatrout and Flounder. Then Jake had a hookup, played it perfectly, and landed a nice Trout.

We worked along that bank, hitting 2-3 spots, found one Trout on a jig and shrimp, then fished the docks back at Seymore as the tide had drop. But the sun was up, the tide was hitting bottom, so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida 

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This Fishing Report was submitted on 4/7/2021 6:02:00 PM by Seamus and last updated on 4/8/2021 11:46:13 AM.


10 Ash Street
Fernandina Beach, FL US

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