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Avoid heat, feeding sharks
Tight Line Jr.
Maryann Wilson, Karen Moody, Carol Grinstead and Susan Yawn took a trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where they landed 18 tilefish. - photo by Photo provided.

Hello, my friends and fellow anglers. Tight Line Jr. here, and I guess I don’t have to tell you that it’s hot out. The summer heat is keeping most anglers inside, but I do have a few reports to share with y’all.
Danny Goodman went out at Yellow Bluff on two separate occasions and landed 10 trout and two flounder. My buddy, Capt. Jim Sheridan down at St. Simons, took a charter party out last weekend and had a pretty good day. By the end of their journey, they caught four spottail bass, six flounder and roughly 20 whiting. With that big of a catch, I might have to tread down there and see if I can get a tour from my buddy.
Taylor Davis, 9, from Ludowici went fishing for the first time at the Sunbury pier. She caught a stingray, a whiting and one shark. She was thrilled.
See folks, you should do your best to take a young person fishing. It’s a great way to spend some quality time with them. The looks on their faces when they hook their first fish will make it worth the trip.
Speaking of trips, some very dear friends of mine — Maryann Wilson, Karen Moody, Carol Grinstead and Susan Yawn — took a trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and had an amazing fishing experience. They had the pleasure of fishing for tilefish — something I really need to try because I hear they are delicious — and were at a depth of 435 feet when they landed 18 of those bad boys.
They sent me the photo of their catch so I thought I would share it with you.
One thing to be cautious about during these hot summer days are the small sharks that will try to feed off your bait. I suggest you try angling very early or very late in the evening so you can make your catch and not feed the sharks.
Today’s sunset party at the Sunbury Crab Company features singer and saxophonist Michael Hulett. The Midway All-Stars return July 24.
As for bait, the Crab Company reports having live shrimp and minnows, and Danny Eller from Yellow Bluff said they have plenty of live shrimp and minnows. Over at Halfmoon Marina, they have live and frozen shrimp. Big Rudy at The Sunbury Country store has frozen shrimp, squid and finger mullet. And don’t forget about the Midway Feed and Supply — they have saltwater and freshwater bait.
Well, remember what my dad, Ol’ Tight Line, always said: Get out there and go fishing. And if you do, always remember to keep a tight line. I say hit the docks, keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down. Until next time, my friends, stay cool and wet a hook — it’s good for the soul.

Your pal,
 Tight Line Jr.

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