Fishing Report from The Angler's Mark.
I fished with the Nolan crew this morning, Pete and his daughters Taylor and Tatum and her boyfriend Victor, meeting them up at the Dee Dee Bartels Park boat ramp. We had a high and outgoing tide and decided to fish a large marsh runout above some docks in Eagan’s Creek with float rigs and live shrimp.Just like yesterday, it didn’t take long before these anglers were catching fish, and a lot of them! Taylor started it off with a nice
Seatrout catch and then she kept it going, reeling in a couple of more. Tatum and her dad Pete picked it up from there and began to get on the action, catching Trout, Trout, Trout. Victor had an early case of “Victoritus” but he finally shook it off and caught his share of Trout.
We worked along the bank and found a slender grass island with submerged oysters surrounding it. Pete had let his float drift up close to it and, BOOM! Big fish on! He played it perfectly and soon
put a nice 21″ Slot Redfish in the boat. We worked up the way, caught a few more Trout, then as we drifted back by the island, the Reds began to bite in earnest. Tatum caught and landed a Slot Redfish then it was Pete’s turn again – Big Redfish On! This one was even bigger than his first and put up a great battle but Pete was up to the task and eventually landed a big 24″ Slot fish. Both Tatum and Victor caught Redfish that were just under the 18″ Slot size. We caught more Trout for a while then made the run around to Tiger to finish out the day.
All anglers caught Trout at a point of grass and Pete, determined to feed the family, added a keeper sized Weakfish. When we fished the treetops, Pete added a keeper sized Black “puppy” Drum and a Flounder to round out his Amelia Island “Super Grande Slam” of Redfish, Seatrout, Black Drum, Flounder, and Weakfish! What a great way to wrap up a fun day of fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.