Fishing Report from The Angler's Mark.
Trout, Redfish, and Flounder – that’s what we’re catching right now, and as for quantities, in that order. Today I fished with Gil Langley, his daughter Brittany and son-in-law Nate, meeting them down at the Sawpit Creek boat ramp for an early morning trip. The sun was just up as we headed up the intercoastal to dip into Jackstaff Creek and then ran even further up into the marsh. It only took seconds after the first float and live shrimp were tossed for us to have a fish on – Nate was on the rod and he expertly reeled in a nice hungry
Seatrout.Gil found out that he could drift his float on the back side of a corner of marsh and pick up a fish and he pulled in a couple of more Trout. We crossed the creek and began to ease along the shoreline and Brittany got in on the action when she hooked up and landed Trout, then Nate had a stronger bite, a hookup, and then played the fish patiently to the boat, our first Redfish of the day.
We then ran thru Horsehead and around to Spanish Drop and switched to jigs and shrimp and again, all three anglers caught fish. After moving down the bank 100 yards and sticking with the jigs, we really got into some fish. Gil put a keeper sized Seatrout in the boat and there was a Redfish or two caught there. If the Seatrout minimum size limit was 14″, we would have had a “mess”! Fortunately, Gil found another that was keeper sized.
After briefly fishing some dock pilings at Seymore’s Pointe we ran down to Broward Island and worked the tree tops. Brittany hooked up and landed a keeper sized Flounder, then garnered her very own “Amelia Island Back Country Slam” when she caught a Redfish. Both Gil and Nate added fish before we called it a day, another beautiful one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.