Fishing Report from The Angler's Mark.
I met the Gasparini crew – Robin, Kathleen, Wendy and Harriet – down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp this morning early and we made the quick run up the intercoastal to dip into Jackstaff on a low but incoming tide. We had three anglers forward tossing jigs and live shrimp while Harriet fished the stern with a float rig. I think it was first cast when Harriet’s float disappeared, she hooked up, and landed a nice Redfish. Meanwhile, Robin had set the hook on a fat Seatrout. Now that’s the way to start a day of fishing. It seemed we had non-stop action for over an hour fishing just one stretch of
water. There were two or three Bonnethead Shark hookups, battles, and “quick releases” at boat side. We had a couple of more Seatrout catches, a couple more “feisty Redfish” catches, then finally, after Kathleen had made an excellent cast to a grass pocket, BOOM! Big Redfish On! She played it perfectly and soon landed a nice Slot sized Redfish.We buzzed thru Horsehead and down to Pumpkin Hill and set up along a flooding marsh line, the tide still coming in. All anglers
were now tossing float rigs, Kathleen out the back and sure enough, after a nice drift along the shoreline, BOOM! Big Trout in the boat! Robin was fishing the bow and picked up a couple of smaller Reds, Wendy and Harriet were getting good drifts and picked up a couple of smaller Reds, then again, Kathleen out the back, BOOM! A bigger 20″ Seatrout caught and landed. After Wendy put a hard fighting Bonnethead in the boat, we headed back but made one more stop along down the Nassau River.
Robin was on the bow and got a good cast up to a marsh point and as it drifted by her float disappeared with a vengeance. She took up slack, lifted the rod, and let the circle hook do its job – Fish ON! Robin played it patiently and when it boiled up we knew it was another Slot Redfish. She fought it perfectly and soon landed a nice Slot Redfish. Now that’s the way to wrap up a great day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida