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4 spottail, including a 24-incher, reeled in recently

Howdy, friends and neighbors. Well, we are in December, the time of Santa Claus. Everyone is always busy this month with the shopping, cooking and getting ready for company and making merry!

Well, Capitan Hippie and I hit the docks this past weekend. As you may recall in the last article, I talked about how the big fish broke us off.
That was not the story this week. Capitan and I caught three nice spottail and The Cap caught a 24-inch one. The photo is on his phone, and there is no telling how long it will take my good friend how to figure out how to email it to me for the article.

I am going out on a limb and say you may see it sometime in 2016. Although it was a good day on the docks.
I thought with all the hustling and bustling about, you might like to try a Christmastime seafood appetizer. This one is from It`s easy to make and rather healthy. Of course, I will add my on little touch as always.

Start with the sweet mini red peppers wrapped in plastic in the produce section in many supermarkets. This is what else you will need:

6-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts
4 ounces cream cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
2 fresh jalapeños, finely chopped
5 ounces cooked shrimp, coarsely chopped
Finely chopped chives as a garnish

Drain the artichoke hearts and remove seeds from jalapeños, and pulse in food processor until almost smooth. Add cream cheese, oregano, onion powder, thyme, garlic powder andcracked black pepper until thoroughly mixed.

Transfer mix to a bowl and fold in shrimp. Maybe add just a little sea salt. Slice the red peppers in half lengthwise and remove those seeds as well. Fill each pepper with a teaspoon of shrimp and artichoke mixture, and sprinkle with garnish of your choice.

Now open that bottle of Pinot G that`s been chilling, and you are ready for some delicious apps.
As always, friends, remember what Old Tight-line always said. Get out there and go fishing and if you do, remember to always keep a tight line.

That`s it for this week, folks.

Living the tight-line life on the coast,
Tight-line Jr.

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