Fishing Report from The Angler's Mark.
Local resident Cindy Gray treated her two grandsons Alex and Henry to a morning of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida. We met down at the south end ramp early and made a short run up the Nassau River to make our first stop at a large, twin run out. All three anglers were making excellent casts and we had a nibble here and there but no real takers until, BOOM! Cindy had a strong hook up and BIG FISH ON! I was really surprised that Cindy fought the big fish so patiently – someone taught here well! She played it perfectly on the Florida Fishing Products size 1000 Osprey reel, spooled with a 10lb braid. The big fish took her from one side of the boat to the other but she kept the pressure on and eventually landed a big 30″
Oversized Redfish. After a quick picture it was releases to swim off slowly to the deep.Both Alex and Henry caught a couple of small but feisty Reds at that spot then we moved up the way and things really got heated here. Alex found the “hot spot” and picked up one Redfish after another. We had set out a minnow trap and were getting low on bait so we ran up and picked up the trap, and added another 4 dozen minnows to the well, then kept going to fish a dock with some live crab the boys had netted while I was getting the minnow trap. Although we didn’t get any fish at the docks, Alex did have a strong hookup that broke off in the pilings.
The tide had started back in so we came back to the Spanish Drop area and fished an oyster bank and again, the fishing heated up. Alex hooked up and landed a nice 19″ Seatrout then he rounded out his Amelia Island Back Country Slam when he hauled in a Flounder. We left ’em biting and counted it as another great day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.