Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Amelia Island Fishing Report 5- 2012

Amelia Island April Report/ May Forecast
by Cpt. Lawrence Piper 

Spring temperatures fluctuated up and down and kept the fishing kinda of weird! The month started out with some nice keeper sized Trout being caught, then we had our first Bonnethead Shark of the year and saw dozens of big Rays leaping out of the water. It wasn't until later in the month when we started getting big Redfish in the backwaters again, but when we caught one it was usually in the Slot or too big!. The Flounder are getting bigger, also. The month of May will be Redfish, Trout, Ladyfish and Shark month, which should usher in a new summer of a variety of fish catch'n. Keep up with all the fishing action at the Amelia Island Fishing Report or Get Away From it All, give me a shout and we'll go fishing! Check out this great early-morning Redfish action:

Early Morning Redfish Fight

Fish Bites........
Tailing Red Tides will be during the afternoons of May 29, 30 and 31st. I'm open if you're up for stalking some Reds in the marsh grass. Contact me.

Manatee should start showing up in numbers the latter part of May and the first of June. Boat tours are a great way to spend time with the family. Contact me to set up your trip today!

Special Rate for Memorial Day is Monday, May 28th! Don't forget The Anglers Mark special rate for active duty military -$50 off the standard rate of any trip. I'll extend that rate to veterans who want to book a trip that day. I've only got two slots open for the day so please book it now!

How to Clean Fish - Crappie Fillets

Clean fish quick and easy! Here's a video put together by my friend,Tim Parker, who uses an electric fillet knife to clean some Crappie caught in his home waters of Lake Lanier, Georgia.

The Anglers Mark Bragging Rights Tournament is heating up! Brad Anderson has gone out of the Slot to take over first place in the Redfish category with a 27 1/2" fish! Young angler J.J. Dennis jumped in the lead of the Flounder category with a 19" flattie. Andy Hall's 22" Seatrout is still holding but I expect a bigger fish any day!

Product Showcase: The Anglers Mark Jig Rig: This is light tackle stuff, folks! I advise my guests to toss out their jig to the base of the oyster beds, give it a second or two to fall to the bottom, then throw the bail. Begin bouncing it back, slow enough to feel the bottom. When a fish hits, you'll know it! Lift that rod tip firmly and keep the pressure on!

Capt. Lawrence Piper
The Anglers Mark

Amelia Island, Florida