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Enjoy a safe holiday on the water
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Hello to all the folks on the coast and the tri-county area. Tight Line Jr. here, reminding you that safety should come first when celebrating Independence Day. If you are going out on the water this weekend, make sure you have everything in order, such as life jackets and licenses.
I do have a few reports to share with y’all.
Danny Goodman went fishing three times at Yellow Bluff where he landed 27 trout. He said he released 15. I’ll take that type of three-day catch anytime.
If you recall, I mentioned the St. Catherines Island fishing tournament in a recent column. Well, they had their tournament last weekend and while I don’t know who took the top prize, I can report that Frank Hill, Will Selph and Tommy Turner nabbed second place. They caught eight trout, two flounder and one nice spottail bass. Congrats to the fellas on a nice mess of fish and the second-place prize. I’m not sure what they won, but at least they spent the day fishing.
Some folks prefer not to have their last names printed, such as Charlie and Big John, but those boys landed 15 trout and one 20-inch flounder. That, my friends, is one big flounder to stuff. My old buddy Danny Eller went fishing Wednesday and caught seven nice trout deck side. Also, the white shrimp are starting to show and that’s a good sign.
As you know, this is Fourth of July weekend and The Sunbury Crab Company will celebrate Sunday evening with a show featuring the Midway All-Stars.
The Crab Company and Yellow Bluff have live shrimp and minnows, and Halfmoon Marina has live shrimp. Big Rudy at the Sunbury Country Store has frozen shrimp, squid and finger mullet. The Midway Feed and Supply has fresh- and salt-water bait. Just a reminder — you can get a fishing license there, too, if you need one.
I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July. God bless all the men and women around the world serving our great country, and God bless America.
Remember what Ol’ Tight Line always said: Get out there and go fishing,s and if you do, always keep a tight line. I say hit the docks, keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down.  Keep a line in the water and your foot in the sand. Now go wet a hook.

Your buddy,
Tight Line Jr.

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