Fishing Report from The Angler's Mark.
The Pete Nolan family was back in town for the Thanksgiving holiday – Pete and his wife Joanne, their daughters Taylor, Sidney and Tatum and her boyfriend Victor. We did a “split” trip, taking four anglers the first couple of hours then stopped back by the boat ramp and exchanged a crew. Pete got to fish both sessions! Smart man!Our early excursion was with Pete, Joanne, Tatum and Victor. We left the Dee Dee Bartels park and made a quick run over to the take
advantage of the last of an incoming tide at Tiger Island, All four anglers were tossing jigs and live shrimp to the pockets. It only took a few casts and Tatum had a hookup! She played the fish perfectly to the boat and landed nice feisty Redfish. From then on it seemed we were catching fish. Victor got hot and put couple of keeper sized Seatrout in the boat. He also had a Redfish and a keeper sized Flounder to garner an Amelia Island Back Country Slam. Joanne was keeping the stern of the boat busy – she too had a Slam which included one fat keeper sized Seatrout. Pete landed a nice Redfish
and a Flounder, too.
We hit one more spot over in the Bell River, now fishing the very last of an incoming tide. Both Pete and Joanne found some Seatrout out the stern while Tatum added one more Trout to her catch.
After a brief pit stop back at the boat ramp, we were back at it again, this time with Pete and his daughters Taylor and Sidney.
We made a quick run to the outside of Tiger Island. Sidney had made a good cast up to some sparse marsh grass as I was getting the other two anglers set to fish and…FISH ON! This was a big fish! Any time the drag rips and the fish doesn’t want to budge on this light tackle, you know it’s a big fish. Sidney worked it slowly to the boat, even as the fish made some surging runs – and after a good battle, landed a “Tournament Sized Redfish” 26.5″, boy what a fish! But the wind had begun to really kick up and we had no
further bites so we ran around and fished the same Bell River spot as the earlier crew. The tide had started out and we had no real bites.
Our next and final stop was around in Lanceford Creek, fishing a small grass island and a tide that was now going out. Things started off slow but Pete found some fish on the others ide of the island and all three anglers began to get some Seatrout. Taylor found her
groove and landed three of the hungry fish. Pete wrapped things up with one more keeper sized fish. And with that, we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida