Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Amelia Island Fishing Report 10-5-2011

September Report/October Forecast:

Cool mornings warming to mild temperatures later in the day were the norm in September making for great fishing weather here on Amelia Island.  The manatee seem to be gone, but the Seatrout, Flounder and Redfish are heating up - and their sizes are larger, too!

Backcountry Amelia Island Redfish

Backcountry Amelia Island Redfish

Great Fall fishing should continue in October.  The weather should be perfect for backcountry fishing.  Checking my 2010 journal, there were plenty of Trout, Redfish and Flounder to be caught.

Folks, this is the best time of year to be fishing Amelia Island backwaters!
Plan to book a trip on The Anglers Mark!

Wading for Redfish

Wading for Amelia Island Redfish

Flood Tides in October:
Tides should be high enough to flood the grass and give anglers a shot at tailing Redfish.  Good dates would be the mornings of October 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16th and afternoons of October 22 and  23rd.   Then the mornings of October 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31st would be good.  Fishing out of The Anglers Mark, we'll plan to ease up to the flooded grass and get out and wade to tailing fish.

25th Annual Backwater Tournament:
The Nassau Sport Fishing Association will be holding their 25th Annual Backwater Tournament Saturday November 12th.  The Captains meeting will be held at Tiger Point Marina on Friday, November 11th at 6:30pm.  Checkout on Saturday will be at 6:00am.  Weigh in will be at Tiger Point Marina and the weigh in line opens at 3:30pm and closes at 4:30pm.  Awards dinner will be Saturday, November 12th at 7:00pm.

There will be three prize categories with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each.  The categories are Largest Flounder, an Aggregate of 3 Trout and a Slam of Redfish, Trout and Flounder.  There is also a youth tournament for kids 16yrs and under.  For more information call Allen Mills at 904-261-9481 or visit the NSFA website.

The Anglers Mark Videos a Huge Success!

Amelia Island Redfish Fishing Action

Last month's video was well received judging on how many viewed it.  My wife says its because they're "real" and not produced.  You can tell by this month's video that I'm not a pro at running a video camera and I usually rely on one of my guests to take over while I net and dehook the fish.  Never the less, they're fun to view afterwards and enjoy the excitement all over again!

Capt. Lawrence Piper
The Anglers Mark

Amelia Island, Florida

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