Exterior of Addison on Amelia

Inshore fishing on Amelia Island

July 29th, 2011 by theAddison

Capt Danny catching bait

Shannon and I took a rare afternoon off today and went fishing. Captain Danny Flynn took us out about 3 miles off shore to fish along the jetty.

David reeling in a good sized Bonnet Head Shark
Me with a Red Drum.  Photography trick:  The fish was really at least 4 feet long!
David and Debbie, friends from Ontario, were in town so the 4 of us went out to catch us some fish. What a great afternoon! We caught (catch and release) some bonnet head sharks, red drums, blue fish and a lady fish. The sharks and the drums were big fighters and for a couple of guys who have never been off-shore fishing it was a fun way to spend the afternoon. 
In between catching fish we saw pelicans, loggerhead turtles, jumping rays, leaping dolphins, shrimp boats and most of the Fernandina Beach fishing fleet out having a great day on the water. The sun was shining although thunderheads were building over the coastline. The water was calm with a few low swells as the tide changed.   
Captain Danny made it all happen!
Captain Danny did everything but reel the fish in. He caught the bait, set the hooks, chopped the chum, cast the lines and netted the beasts into the boat. All we had to do was reel them in and pose for the photos!
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