Fishing Report from The Angler's Mark.
After a day off I was fishing again today with Jay Mathews, his son Jim and his fiancé Natalie, meeting them down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp early this morning. We ran up the Nassau River and made our first stop at marsh runout on the very last of an outgoing tide. Within a few casts all three anglers were catching fish. One feisty Redfish after another, with Natalie boating her first Redfish, ever. Then Jim got hot catching Flounder, two of which were of keeper size. Jay had a hookup and when I heard his drag begin to sing, I knew we had a bigger fish. This one took him from the stern of the boat, up to the bow, back to the stern and then from port, around the engine and over to the starboard side. Finally, after a good battle, we landed a nice 22″ Slot Redfish. Only minutes later Jay hooked up with another big fish. This one went deep, never rolled, and I had just commented that it could be a Jack and sure enough, Jay landed a big Jack Crevalle. We left ’em biting and headed down to Broward Island.There was all kinds of bait getting “busted” at a marsh runout but it was at the “honey hole” where Jim hooked up. This was a nice fish too but instead of it coming out deep it ran parallel to the bank and found its way under a tree limb and the line locked down. We gave it some slack and both of us felt it try and run a couple of times but finally the Wiley fish broke the line.
Our final stop was back at Spanish Drop and here Jay tangled with a couple more Jacks of the smaller variety. The sun was up and the bite slowed so we headed in and counted it as another great day to fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.
(Video to come – I forgot my cord!)