Hello, friends and neighbors. It looks like we were blessed again with the passing of Hurricane Irene. I would like to send out a prayer for our neighbors to the north of us. Let’s all say a prayer for minimal damages.
I have some good reports for you folks from last weekend’s Saint Catharines Fishing Club tournament.
David Rogers and party landed 29 nice trout. That’s a good day — win, place or show.
Toby Conners and Mark Counts netted eight nicely sized spottail along with six trout and five flounder — a nice all-around day of
Don Glission, fishing solo, pulled in 12 gator trout.
Bill Forhand came in first place with the biggest trout and also had the biggest spottail bass. To top off the day, he had a 3.8-pound flounder. My friends, that one was mint for stuffing.
Well, congratulations to Mr. Forhand and all the other anglers who participated in the tournament.
Here’s a report from some local boys. Allen Filename, fishing with Gil Sikes and Gil’s son, Garrett, landed 12 gator trout and the limit on whiting. I am sure young Sikes had a fine time.
If you need bait, Yellow Bluff reports having live shrimp and minnows. Big Rudy at The Sunbury Country Store has fresh frozen shrimp and squid along with finger mullet and cigar minnows. Half Moon Marina has live shrimp, and the Midway Feed and Supply has saltwater and freshwater bait.
That about wraps things up for this week. Remember what Ol’ Tight Line always said: “Get out there and go fishing, and if you do, remember always to keep a tight line.”
I say, “Hit the docks, keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down.”
I would like to take this time to say farewell to a fine fellow, a great angler and businessman and a give-the-shirt-off-his-back kind of guy — Mr. Gary Tabb. I was proud to call him a friend of mine. I send out a prayer to his wife and children. God bless you and God bless Gary. He will be missed.
Tight Line Jr.