Nov 4, 2022
I was participating in a group trip this afternoon and had some free time to chat with a successful kayak angler before the group arrived. Derrick was loading his kayak at the Old Town Bait and Tackle store, located up north 14th Street and graciously agreed to give me a report on his fishing. He was fishing an outgoing tide and working the grass line with dark paddle tail grubs on 1/4oz and 1/2oz jigs, bouncing it over the mud or oysters and had good catches of Redfish, Seatrout and even more Flounder to round out a couple of Amelia Island back country “slams”. Derrick’s advise – “dirty water – dark grubs for bait”. Derrick fished all the way west to the mouth of Egans Creek and worked the shell beds at the intercoastal, then fished back up to the ramp. Note, Flounder season is closed until November 30th, but when in season, Flounder need to be 14″ to keep, and you can keep 5 per angler. Thank you Derrick for the impromptu report. I really enjoy meeting these anglers and getting their “reports”. I learned something today – I don’t normally use a big bait like that, but it’s he second time one of these successful kayak anglers have mentioned it. I gotta quit being hard headed!
You can submit your reports by calling or texting 904-557-1027
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