Fishing Report from The Angler's Mark.
After a couple of days off (one due to weather), I got the opportunity to fish with Len Pelletiere and his brother Joe who was visiting Amelia Island for a few days. We met down at the Big Talbot Island Park boat ramp and made the longish run up to Broward Island to take advantage of the first of an incoming tide. The two anglers began tossing jigs and live shrimp to the bank and before long Len had put a small Black “puppy” Drum in the boat and a couple of feisty Redfish. We eased along the bank and Joe got in on the action by landing a couple of feisty Reds himself, and then added a Sheepshead to the mix – we had a Slam! When things seemed
to slow we made a move, running back to the Spanish Drop.Here, we caught another Redfish or two then we moved back to some docks at Seymore’s Pointe. Len was fishing a float over the oysters and hooked up and landed a keeper sized Black Drum (all fish caught today were released). We had seen a fish bust bait up near a little bend in the grass and after Joe had made a pinpoint cast his float slipped under the surface and, Fish On! He worked it patiently to the boat and landed nice Slot 21″, and quarter sized fish. Just minutes later he got his cast back to the same spot and, Boom! Another nice fish on. He worked this one to the boat and landed it also, another Slot sized fish.
We eventually made the run thru Horsehead and fished a stretch of now flooded marsh grass and Len ended with the hot hand, putting a few hungry Sea Trout in the boat and garnering the duo an Amelia Island Back Country Grande Slam of Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead and Seatrout. Another great day to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida