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Around here, its the best time of the year to wet a hook
Donny Branch
Tight Line Jr., Donny Branch - photo by Photo provided.

Hello, folks. Tight Line Jr. here and I hope everyone is doing well. I just love this time of year for fishing. My dad, Ol’ Tight Line, enjoyed it as well. The water temperature has cooled down, meaning you will find plenty of trout and bass around the creeks’ oyster reefs. Personally, I like to fish during the incoming tide and the outgoing high tides, and it’s also a good time for the anglers who prefer to use artificial bait.
I’ve heard that trout and bass are being caught using artificial bait down in Glynn County. Locally, I received a report from Rayburn Goodman out at Yellow Bluff. He said Roy Redman took a solo trip and landed 13 trout. Bobby Rogers caught the limit on trout (15) during a two-day fishing trip. On day two, he netted 14. Now that sounds like two days of peace of mind and fun. Herman and Denise Wheeler also spent two days fishing and caught a total of 27 trout and four spottail bass. Finally, Bing Phillips and Robert Moody landed 10 gator trout deck side.
Before I bow out, I would like to give a shout-out to a good buddy of mine, Capt. Allen, our local crabber here in Sunbury. I’ve known him for a long time, and he and my father were very close friends. He even visited me twice when I lived out in Colorado, and it’s always nice to get visits from folks back home. I heard from Allen’s granddaughter, Ashley, this week and she said he trapped enough crabs to fill 12 boxes last weekend and he did it all by himself. That’s a good day for a sea salt who is pushing 78. My hat’s off to you, sir. Keep on crabbing.
Well, you can’t fish without bait, so here is where you can replenish your supplies. Yellow Bluff Marina has fiddlers, live shrimp and minnows. Halfmoon Marina has live shrimp. The Sunbury Crab Company has live shrimp and minnows. Big Rudy has a variety of frozen saltwater bait and worms. Midway Feed and Supply has fresh water and salt water bait.
By the way, I missed you folks last week so I would like to say God bless all the veterans and active-duty men and women who serve our great country.
Remember what Ol’ Tight Line always said: “If you do go, remember to always keep a tight line.”
I say hit the docks, keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down. Keep your eyes peeled for a holiday recipe coming soon.
Until next time, happy sailing.

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