Hello, everyone. I hope all is well. What fine weather we have for some good fishing. I have a few reports from around the Coastal Empire and the greater Southeast.
Bill Wentz and Eddie Johnson fishing with Lee Richardson and landed a nice mess of sheepshead with some home-grown fiddlers. Captain Jim Sheridan and party caught the limit on spottail bass and about 22 whiting down south of us on St. Simons.
Well, my friends, the dock tour is back in full swing with Ol’ Tight Line Jr. and Co-Captainn Lu Smith catching a 23-inch spottail bass dockside using dead shrimp as bait.
One thing is for sure: I could not have landed that big, old fish without Smith to assist me.
Now here is a little report from southwest of us that I thought was worth mentioning. My cousin, Capt. Gene Strickland of Carrabelle, Fla., has a charter boat and this week he landed a catch-and-release 49-inch red fish that weighed 40 pounds. He also landed a 5-pound flounder that was not so lucky. He got stuffed with crab meat for dinner. I’ll be headed that way soon for a free charter trip. I will let you know how it goes. If you are ever down that way, you should look up Capt. Gene Strickland. I can’t wait to get down there and wet a hook.
Rayburn Goodman at Yellow Bluff has live shrimp and minnows and a few fiddlers. Halfmoon Marina has live shrimp and the Sunbury Crab Company and Marina has shrimp and minnows. Big Rudy at the Sunbury Country store has frozen shrimp and squid and finger mullet.
So remember what Ol’ Tight Line always said and 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. Now do me a favor and get out there and wet a hook.
Tight Line Jr.