A couple of guests that stayed with us in June wanted to go fishing. They are big into the sport in their home state of Texas and wanted to try some river fishing here on Amelia Island. We gave Catain Lawrence Piper a call and go them set up for an early morning departure. They invited me along and I jumped at the chance. I hadn’t been fishing since I was a kid and was really looking forward to it.
August 27th, 2008 by theAddison
Capt Lawrence has a 22′ center console that fits three people fishing quite nicely. We met him down at the boat launch and headed north along the Amelia River. We started fishing the shores of Tiger Island. The fish feed along the shores in the marsh grasses. Vicki got a hit right away with a lady fish. That’s her kissing the fish.
We fished those shores for a bit then moved along to the Jolly River. Captain Lawrence took us to one of his favorite spots and we spent an hour or so pulling out trout after trout.
And then I hooked the biggest fish ever seen in these waters (mild exageration). The fight was on but I managed to get the whale (more exageration) beside the boat. It was 40 feet long if it was an inch (more exageration from a Seinfeld episode). Capt Lawrence managed to get a net under it and we got it aboard.
We moved on after that and tried a few other spots without much luck. Other guests have since been out with Capt Lawrence and have caught flounder, trout, redfish and drums. There are also sharks in the water which can make for some pretty exciting fishing.
For more information on local fishing you can check out Captain Lawrence’s blog at http://theanglersmark.blogspot.com/