Fishing Report from The Angler's Mark.
I was off a few days but today was an outstandingly beautiful day and luckily I got to fish! I met Ron and Stacy “Trout Slayer” Cromer down at the Big Talbot Island park boat ramp early this morning and we headed up the Nassau River, making the run all the way around to Pumpkin Hill Creek with plans to fish the very last of an incoming tide with float rigs and live shrimp. Both anglers started off making excellent casts to a flooded island of grass and within minutes – fish on! Both Stacy and Ron put Trout in the boat. We worked the bank thoroughly and got a good handful of Trout.We eased around the corner and back into the Nassau River and here things picked up even more. Both Tracy and Ron were getting good drifts along some marsh grass, and caught Trout. A few of them were “keeper sized” fish. When the bite slowed we ran back to Seymore’s Pointe and set up where the water was draining, now on an outgoing tide.
Tracy got hot on the bow sticking with the float rig and landed one Trout after another. Ron was fishing some dock pilings with a jig and shrimp, working it slowly, but had no real bites. When he switched back to the float rig and fished it over some shallow oysters, boom! Fish on! They also picked up a few small but feisty Redfish and a hard fighting Black “puppy” Drum. Again, a few of the fish were of keeper size.
We worked our way back to the boat ramp along the Nassau River, fishing some runouts, and caught Trout wherever we fished. Most were in the 14″ range but we did get another handful of keeper sized fish. The sun was up, it was a beautiful day, and we caught a bunch of fish, making it another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida