This week in fishing:
Hello everyone out there in Fishville. I hope you had a chance to get out on the water this past weekend whether it was saltwater or fresh.
As I mentioned last week, about the hot chicken paddle tail artificial bait the young fishermen were using to catch big reds down in Richmond Hill, I think that freshwater and saltwater artificial’s can be interchangeable. Who’s to say that a large mouth bass wouldn’t hit a red head jig with a grub, or it could be the other way around.
One day last year, my good friend Neal Patterson called. He was out saltwater fishing around Warsaw Island. Neal told me he was catching some big whiting and that I would not believe what he was using for bait. He was right. I would have never guessed he was fishing with fresh water worms.
Anything is possible when you are out there fishing.
Hey, friends, Saturday is the third of five Marne Trail Bass Tournaments. The catch-and-release tournament will start at 6:30 a.m. at Pine View Lake on Fort Stewart. Cash prizes are $250 for first-place (total weight, five-fish maximum per person) and $100 for the largest bass. Door prizes awarded after weigh-in at 11 a.m.
Early registration for soldiers, retirees and their family members and youth (15 and younger) costs $20, $25 on that day. Early sign-up for civilians costs $30 and $35 on that day. Register at Stewart/Hunter Pass and Permit offices.
For more details, call 912-435-8061 at Stewart or 912-315-5163 at Hunter. Other tournaments are scheduled June 25 at Dogwood Pond and Sept. 24 at Metz Pond.
An Angler of the Year award of $400 will be awarded at the September event. I suggest you get out there and have some fun and maybe win some money.
Well, remember what Old Tight-Line always said, “Get out there and go fishing and if you do remember to always keep a tight line.”
That’s it for this week. From the coast, living the tight-line life: