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Trout, whiting action is picking up

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POSTED: April 30, 2012 10:33 a.m.
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Mickey Wales show off his recent largemouth fresh-water catch.

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Hello, friends and neighbors — Tight Line Jr. here,  and I hope all is going smoothly for you and yours.
I have a few tales this week. I have been unable to contact my friend Rayburn Goodman down at Yellow Bluff for the past two weeks; I think the phone is out of order.
Well, anyway … I hear the trout action is picking up in the Savannah area around Skidaway Island and Coffee Bluff.  I also hear some fishermen are nailing whiting around St. Catherines, and there are plenty of them with nice size to them, too.
In Red Fish, there was a tourney down at Coffee Bluff, and Mike Smith got first place in the red drum and won the calcutta in the trout event with a 3-pound,  11-ounce catch. Now friends, that is a nice trout for our waters — or any waters for that matter.
 In the Red Drum Calcutta, Carlie Smith was the winner with a nice one that weighed 3 pounds, 6 ounces.  My buddy Capt. Jim Sheridan down in St. Simons had a party last weekend, and it landed 20 whiting and four spottail. Capt. Jim said they caught some reds that were catch-and-release; two were more than 28 inches long.
Also, my friend Capt. Eric Moody of Coastal Expeditions at Jekyll Island reports there still are plenty of whiting being caught. If you are down that way, you should look him up.  
Well, that about wraps it up for this week. Check out the photo of my old buddy Mickey Wales with a nice largemouth.  Mickey loves the fresh-water fishing, and that’s OK.  
If you need bait, Yellow Bluff has live shrimp and minnows; I know because I went over there and bought some. Half Moon has live shrimp. Sunbury Crab Company has frozen shrimp and squid. Midway Feed and Supply has fresh water bait and frozen shrimp for all you salties out there.  
Remember what Old Tight Line always said: Get out there and go fishing, and if you do remember to keep a tight line. I say get out there and wet a hook — it’s good for the soul.
God bless all the men and women serving our great country all around the world, and God bless you folks. Until next time, smooth sailing.

Your buddy,
Tight Line Jr.

 

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