Fishing Report from The Angler's Mark.
The weather has been warming over the last couple of days – I heard on the radio we’re having record highs – and the fishing is staying hot, too! Today, I met Dale and Kay Bullard up at the north end boat ramp and we then made a quick run over to Lanceford Creek to find some docks to fish on an outgoing tide. Both anglers were tossing jigs and live shrimp up to the dock pilings and picked up a couple of small, but fat Seatrout. Then Dale had a strong hookup and he had a battle on his hands. He played it perfectly and soon landed a big 18″ Black “puppy” Drum. We also had a couple of feisty Redfish. Moving
on to a second dock, Kay caught the only fish there, a keeper sized Flounder.The tide was still going out so we took a trip over to and up the Bell River with plans to fish some more dock pilings. Kay switched to a traditional Trout “slip float” rig and caught a small Trout then we dropped moved around, fishing docks until we found fish. Kay, still working the float rig, landed a nice Seatrout – the biggest of the day – then Dale and I had a “double” keeper Trout hookup. We had a good flurry of Trout catching ( some were keeper sized) then some Dolphin moved in and everything shut down.
Our next stop was around in the Jolley River, and we made a quick stop at the MOA where Dale landed one small but feisty Redfish. We continued to bounce down the Jolley, now fishing oyster beds, but the tide was coming to a standstill and we had no real bites.
The sun was getting up but the tide was turning as we eased up to the logs of Tiger. It was a slow bite but we did pick up another small Red, and a hungry Trout before we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.