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Fish tournament grows by half
Tight Line
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Hello friends and fellow fishermen,
Ole Tight Line here. I would like to thank the Trapnell Quality Used Car folks and the Liberty Fest staff, Midway Auto, Liberty Propane, Dock Supply Inc., just to name a few of the sponsors and great people who were behind the scenes of the first Allen Branch Inshore Trout Tournament. My family and I are very honored to be a part of such a great event.
Lets not forget Barney and Elaine, Joe and Clay Maley from Sunbury Crab Company and Marina as such generous hosts.
Now for the good stuff: Entries were up from 66 last year to 97 this. That’s a great turnout.
First place, David Rogers, $1,000.
Second place, Capt. Jake Horten and Shawn “Natty” Branson, $500.
Third place, Jim Knight, $300.
First place lady angler, Pam Heath, $200.
Junior angler, Phillip Bowdre, $100.
Mystery fish winner, Tiffany Netter, $250.
Spottail bass Calcutta winner, Jeffrey DeLoach, $300.
Rayburn Goodman at Yellow Bluff has live shrimp and minnows. Halfmoon has live shrimp. So get out there and go fishing. And if you do, always remember to keep a tight line.
— Tight Line Sr.

Tight Line Jr. here,
That’s great stuff, having a fishing tournament named after my father!
Well, the Dock Tour did well with both co-captains, Lu Smith and I landing two sheepshead and three groupers. Boo “M.C.” Hall and I docked 10 croakers, 4 black drums and one spottail.
So, get out there and keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down.
Your buddy, Tight Line Jr.
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