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A first for Half Moon River?
TightLine Striper
Billy Muse holds a catch-and-release spot tail. - photo by Photo provided.
Hello friends. It was a good week of fishing. Here are some fishing reports from Yellow Bluff Marina and around the coastal area.
Joe Parker and party caught 40 trout; Mickey Collins, fishing for two days, caught the limit on trout both days (that’s 30 for the non-anglers); Richard and Jenny Hill caught 20 trout and 10 spot tail; Will Selfe and Rob Shay caught 18 trout; Billy Kiek and Jake Horton, fishing with Shawn “Van Dam” Branson caught 15 trout, three spot tail bass, five sheephead, four black drum and five whiting (that’s what you call a mess of fish); Allen Procter and party caught 12 trout and four bass; Clyde Riddick and party caught 19 trout; Raleigh Way and “Capt. Wild Bill” caught 22 trout; Carey McCartney, fishing with Jerod Kitchens, landed 15 black sea bass and a catch and release 32 lb. spot tail bass (what a fight that must have been); Jeff Muller and party caught 10 spot tail and 7 trout.
Yellow Bluff has plenty of live shrimp and minnows. Half Moon reports also having live shrimp. Well, remember if you do go fishing to always keep a tight line.

Tight Line Jr. here.

The dock tour this week was short but sweet. This week I caught a first for the tour and me. I landed a 13 lb. striper, sometimes known as a rock fish. My father, Tight Line Sr., said in all the years he’s been down here on the coast, he has never seen a rock fish caught in the Halfmoon River. Whether that’s true or not, it was the best fish fight I’ve ever had. So keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down.
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