Category Archives: Back Country

Backwater Fishing Pretty Hot As We Enter the Summer

Amelia Island Back Country Fishing I’ve had some really good trips the last few weeks as the “heat” picks up for the summer.  Most of the Redfish we’ve been catching are up near the marsh grass on high tides, or on the edges of the shell beds on teh lower tides. The Seatrout have gotten […]

AIGA Inshore Classic Fishing Tournament Results

The 8th Annual AIGA Inshore Classic Fishing fishing tournament was held October 21st up at Old Town Bait and Tackle here at Amelia Island, Florida. There were 48 entries -all entries were required to enter the Redfish Spot category (the legal Redfish with the most spots wins that tournament) and they had the option to […]

July Trout Bite Surprisingly Great!

The last couple of weeks we’ve had some really good Seatrout catches and we’re getting a few that are over 20″. Some of them have been down deep in 15-17′ of water but a good handful are in fairly shallow water (3-5′).   One technique that is standing out is when we have a high and […]

Tripletail in the Backwaters

I got a report from Tandy Morton that he and his grandson were fishing the high tide with float rigs and live shrimp and were catching “rat” reds pretty handily. There was barely any movement when his grandson hooked up and landed this nice Tripletail. He went back to the edge and hooked up with […]

Backwater Bite Picking Up As Water Warms

March 13, 2023 I’ve been noticing on my back water trips that the Seatrout size are getting a bit bigger, and that we’re starting to catch them over flooding oyster beds, rather than just in the deeper water. Last week we caught our biggest Seatrout to date, a 20.5″ on live shrimp in 6′ of […]