Working the Banks

 | By Seamus on 5/3/2021 3:00:00 PM | Views (55)

There was an outgoing tide out at Goffinsville Park when I met Paul Genn and his neighbor Jim  early this morning but when we arrived down at Spanish Drop about half the bank was exposed with shell so we elected to work the bank with  jigs and live shrimp. The shell can be kinda of a pain but most times you can "bounch" the jig over the shell and have a chance at picking up a Redfish up close, then Seatrout out a little deeper, and that's what Jim did when he had a good bite, a hookup, and Fish On! He played it perfectly and brought to the net a nice feisty Redfish to "knock the skunk off". We worked that bank to it's end, moved up and fished a couple of more, then made a run.

Our next stop was down at Broward Island, fishing under the Bald Eagles, and working the logs with the jigs. Unfortunately the current was still ripping out up here and it was more trouble than the chances of getting a fish. After making a run back to Nassauville, we set up between two docks and almost immediately Jim had a hookup. After playing it to the boat he landed a keeper sized Mangrove Snapper. After catching that I tried my "Mangrove Hole" but we had no bites. Go figure. 

We moved around the corner and fished some docks on the first of an incoming tide, which seemed to be the trick. Our first hookup was big! The drag was ripping and I thought for sure it was going to get back thru the pilings. Jim was on the rod and fought it patiently and slowly brought it to the boat. The "net guy" (me) knocked him in the head the first swipe but was able to get him the next try and we landed a big 25.5" Slot Redfish. After that we were catching fish. Both Paul and Jim hauled in some feisty Black Drum then Jim had a good hookup and put another Redfish in the boat. Before we left we "layed up" beside the pilings, jigged down, and caught a small Flounder to wrap up another great day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida

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This Fishing Report was submitted on 5/3/2021 3:00:00 PM by Seamus and last updated on 5/4/2021 3:31:05 AM.


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10 Ash Street
Fernandina Beach, FL US


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N30º 40.181', W81º 27.755'
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