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Fishing trip caught only gnats
Tight Line Jr.
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Well, friends and neighbors, hope everyone had a nice Easter holiday.  
The dock tour did not have many benefits this past week, although I did get a few bites from the gnats. The old saying, “When the gnats are biting, the fish are biting,” did not pan out on this tour.  I did hang something big, but it broke my line. Maybe next time. I will be out this weekend with Boo Hall and Capt. Hippie. I’ll let you know how things go.  
If you have a boat or a place on the coast, this should be a nice weekend to get out there and enjoy the weather and the water.
The Kingfish Classic hits Bryan County on Aug. 17-18. Entry fee is $250, with the first-place winner guaranteed $10,000. I’m sure there will be plenty of anglers in that one. For more information, call 392-0097 or 429-0988.
I have a couple of local reports. Lamar and Linda Carter went out for two days last weekend and landed about 10 nice spottail bass. I heard that John Rogers caught a nice mess of large trout. Old John is a true fisherman; the reason I say that is you can never get a straight answer out of him when it comes to how many fish or what his bait was. That’s fine — I learned those same things from Ol’ Tight Line.  Harry Page landed 21 whiting while fishing out of Yellow Bluff. Not bad for flying solo.
Well, friends, that about wraps things up for this week. If you need bait here is where to go:
• Midway Feed and Supply has freshwater and saltwater bait.
• Yellow Bluff Marina has live shrimp and live minnows
• Sunbury Crab Company has frozen shrimp and squid
• Half Moon has live shrimp.
One more thing before I go: Old Boo Hall caught some big bream and nice freshwater bass this past week and donated it to some folks who needed help more than we do. That always is one my favorite things to do.
So in the famous words of my father “Ol’ Tight Line,” get out there and go fishing, and if you do, remember to keep a tight line.
Until next time, do me a favor: Get out there and wet a hook; it’s good for the soul.

Your buddy,
Tight Line Jr.

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