Hey everyone, Tight Line Jr. here, and I hope everybody had a good Memorial Day weekend. I know one local fisherman who did. Tony Harmon caught a beauty of a triple tail while using live local Georgia shrimp.
And if you want to top that off, the trout are finally showing up in our area as are the flounder.
Here are a few reports from around our coastal waters.
Danny Goodman caught trout on three separate occasions this past week on live shrimp and boy, they were pretty. Jeff Pope and Jay Minick went fishing and had the fishing trip of my dreams, landing 14 trout and seven spot tail bass, And last, but surely not least (and my favorite), 22 flounder. You almost have to own a crab trap to stuff that many flounder. That had to have been a fabulous day on the old salt water. Will Selph and Ricky Turner caught 12 trout, five spot tail bass and three flounder. These gentlemen came in 1st place in St. Catherines Island sports fishermen`s club tournament. Bubba Crawley and David Rogers had 18 trout. All of them were nice sized.
So my friends it definitely sounds like the trout are here. Go out and give angling a try even if you’ve never gone fishing before, the second that cork goes down you will be hooked.
Just in case you did not make it to the Sunset party at the Crab Company last Sunday you missed a great performance by some local musicians called the Midway All Stars. Rodney C. Riley led the vocals and slick guitar, Barney Maley hit the drums, Jimmy McKenna made the bass sound cool and Jay Stewart was sitting in on lead guitar. Man, I am so glad I was there. They played everything from America to Pearl Jam. What a great Sunday afternoon.
This Sunday the Jeff Scott band will be there for the Sunset party at 5 p.m.
If you need bait, Yellow Bluff Marina has live Florida shrimp and may have some live local shrimp before the weekend is over. Halfmoon Marina has frozen shrimp. Sunbury Crab Company has minnows and some live local shrimp. Big Rudy at the Sunbury Country Store has frozen shrimp, squid and finger mullet.
So remember what Ole Tight line always said. Get out there and go fishing, and if you do, remember to always keep a tight line. I say hit the docks, keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down. Sail on my friends and I hope you catch the big one. Now wet a hook. It`s good for the soul.
Tight Line Jr.