Jacksonville Beach - I got down to the beach about 7:30 AM which was about halfway between low and high tide. It was one of those days where the surf is barely coming up over both sandbars and the water is only about 2 feet deep for about 100 yards out. There was plenty of mullet in the water so I still wanted to give it a try. I netted a few mullet with my cast net, hooked one on my rig and tossed it out. No cation for about 45 minutes and I was considering taking a break and going for a walk down the beach until the tibe filled in a little more. Just as I was about to reel in my line I had a hrd yank on the line, then hard pulling. I kept the line tight and began working the fish in to shore. I could tell it was heavy and was very excited to see as it emerged from the surf that it was a nice slot redfish! It was a red drum about 20 inces long, right within the slot size. I fished for about another hour with no bites, so I went home and had some fresh blackened redfish for lunch. I had a blst as usual! Tight lines!!
25 September 2017 |