Hello, friends. Tight Line Jr. here. It seems like the local anglers had a pretty good week fishing, so let’s jump right to the reports.
Local angling legend Danny Goodman was fishing out of Yellow Bluff Marina and struck a nice load, landing four gator trout and four spottail bass. Robert Moody and Bing Phillips caught 18 trout. Earlier in the week, Phillips and party headed offshore and returned with the limit catch on vermillion snapper and black sea bass.
Capt. Jim Sheridan took out a fishing party, and after a full day of fishing around Jekyll Island, the captain and crew landed 19 trout, eight spottail bass and 10 whiting. It sounds to me like the captain owes us a good ol’ southern fish fry.
Well, my friends, you know I always have my eyes and ears out for something you anglers might find interesting. Here is a little tidbit I came across.
A fellow from Statesboro named Sam Todd was fishing with Capt. Ray Golden out of Coffee Bluff. They were using top water bait called the She Dawg from the Mirr-Olure brand. The She Dawg sure worked for these fellows. I saw photos of at least six nice trout. So, you might want to give that a try. The best time to get water fish is early in the morning.
Yellow Bluff Marina has something new available and it’s delicious. It is offering fresh crab by the bushel for $35 or half bushel for $20. You must call ahead to place your order. Ask to speak with Rayburn Goodman or Danny Eller at 884-5448. They will be glad to help you out. They also have live shrimp and live minnows as well as a variety of frozen bait.
Half Moon reports having live shrimp; the Crab Company has live shrimp and minnows. Big Rudy at The Sunbury Country Store has fresh frozen shrimp, squid and finger mullet as well as cigar minnows and ballyhoo. Don’t forget the Midway Supply and Feed Store has saltwater and freshwater bait, too.
This week, the sunset party at the Sunbury Crab Company features “The Hit Man” playing funky soul and rhythm and blues. There is no cover charge, and it has $10 shrimp baskets and $2 drafts. It also offers burgers and stadium dogs on the grill. It’s a good way to share some time with family and friends out by the water and have a good time.
Be safe and remember what Ol’ Tight Line always said: “Get out there and go fishing, and if you do, remember to keep a tight line.”
I say hit the docks, keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down. Until next time, friends, get out there and wet a hook — it’s good for the soul.
Tight Line Jr.
P.S. —Don’t forget what I told you last week and get some earthworms for bait. You can buy them at Walmart, Midway Feed and Supply or the Sunbury Country Store.