Fishing Report from The Angler's Mark.
There were dark and stormy skies….when I met Bob Blalock up at the Dee Dee Bartels Park boat ramp this morning, but luckily they were offshore and stayed offshore! I had been playing with a GoPro camera for the last few days, shooting videos in my back yard and home, but I just had to bite the bullet and get it out on the water and see how I could make use. Bob was in the service and one of his jobs was to shoot video so he was a prime candidate to be the “star” of my first movie!We made the quick run over to Lanceford Creek on the first of an incoming tide and set up 50 feet from some dock pilings. Bob’s first cast produced a bite and his second produced a fish – a nice feisty Redfish. I think he got bites on almost all of his casts and he landed a handful of those small but fun-to-catch Reds. We moved around the dock and her the “baitstealers” took over so we picked up and ran back to Tiger Island.
The fish bite was kind slow but we found one spot where Bob hooked up and landed a keeper sized Trout and later, after we had worked up and down the bank, Bob hooked up and landed a keeper sized Flounder from the same spot! We then ran to the outside of Tiger and fished large marsh run out to no avail, then continued on to the Jolley River and again, no real bites.
Our final stop was back at Bell River and even though we were getting excellent drifts with float rigs and live shrimp, we had no takers until finally, BOOM! We had a bite, the float disappeared, and fish on! Bob worked it patiently to the boat and landed another keeper sized Seatrout. We had started strong, had a long lull, but finished good so we called it a day, another great one to be fishing here at Amelia Island, Florida.