Hello friends and neighbors, hope everyone is enjoying life.
This is a fine time in the season to get out there and wet a hook. There is plenty of bait in the river so get that cast net and head on out.
I have a report from Two-Way Fish Camp and Marina. Wednesday, three charters left around daylight and they were all back in by noon. Each boat had caught the limit on trout.
It inspired Rick Smith the owner of Mudcat Charlies so much he said he had to go wet a hook. I got a call last night, and Rick landed a nine-pound flounder. My friends call that a doormat.
Well, my buddy Neal Patterson and party were out on the water this past weekend. Neal told me he lost three top rigs and two bottom rigs, all to big spottail bass. They did end up with seven nice keepers.
I will be headed his way soon to give it try in the Skidaway Island area. I have never fished those waters, but I am always up for a new adventure.
The first set of photos are from Mrs. Joyce King and her son, known as the “Bluffmaster.” Their trip on Friday, fishing out of Half-Moon Marina, turned out to be a variety basket. They had some black drum, sheepshead, croaker and a few spot tailbass.
The next day her son Timmy took his daughter Mallory and her two friends Dedra and Crystal fishing. Ms. Joyce said Mallory`s two friends had never been saltwater fishing before, but after this day on the water they were hooked, so to speak.
Once again the catch was the variety box. They landed some sheepshead, spottail bass, croaker, a few whiting and some black drum. I think I even saw a regular old spot in the mix. After those two days of fishing the family and friends got together and had a good old throw down fish fry and a good time was had by all.
I just received another report from my friend Neal Patterson, who with a party went back Tuesday and caught some black sea bass, croaker, spottails and a few trout. I need to get up that way soon.
Well, friends, the photo of the young man holding the trout is Cooper Mobley. He went fishing with his father Travis and his papa Mike Flatt. Cooper has become quite the fisherman. He landed a couple of spottail and flounder. As they were on their way to launch that day they stopped so his father and grandfather could get coffee. Young Mr. Mobley said, “Papa can I have my own cup,” and of course granddaddy said sure. As they got back to the truck to go Cooper`s dad warned him to hold the cup with both hands. Cooper`s reply: “Dad I got it with one. I can hold it like a man.” Well young Cooper Mobley will surely show up again in this fishing column as he has become quite the fisherman and a man who holds his cup of coffee with one hand.
Folks, if you need bait, Yellow Bluff has live shrimp and minnows. Both The Sunbury Crab Company and Half-Moon have live shrimp.
Remember what Ol’ Tight Line always said: “Get out there and go fishing and, if you do, remember to always keep a tight line.” I say keep a sharp eye when you wet a hook and watch that cork go. There is no better feeling than the thrill of the swoosh when that cork goes under.
That’s it for this week, friends
Living the tight line life on the coast, Tight-line Jr.