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Freshwater fish biting across the area
Tight-Line Junior
Donny Branch
Donny Branch is a fishing columnist for the Courier who lives on Colonels Island. - photo by File photo

Howdy, friends and neighbors, fellow anglers.

I hope everyone has had a good week and nice weekend. I read a couple of weeks ago in Sound off that I should report on more freshwater fishing and I am willing to give it a try.

This person also suggested I should maybe write a cooking column, I am thinking more like a recipe book with some fishing tales in it, but that`s for another time. I do have some freshwater reports for those of you interested. My friend Darrell Balance has had two nice outings in Morgans Lake. First trip nailed a good mess of crappie. He fried them up and they all got eaten before I could get my hands on any of them.

His next trip was again with the crappie and nice shell cracker. Maybe this time I will grab a bite.

Two good old boys I know, Cody Williams and Robin Thomas, hit the Altamaha River last weekend and really caught some good size bass and some sweet old Georgia catfish. They took photos, but the river got the phone. Sometimes it`s hard to fish and flash at the same time.

On the saltwater, my old friend Lynn Prosser and his father Billy Prosser had a good day on the saltwater. They landed several nice spottail bass and a good mess of mullet. The mullet is not appealing to many folks, but my friends if you clean them and cook them the same day you will be in for a treat. My dad, Old Tight-Line, loved a fresh mullet. We would fry those babies up with some cheese grits or sometimes with fried potatoes. My mother could make some good old homemade coleslaw. Yummy.

Sometimes it`s the simple things that make you feel the best. And it`s the simple things you always remember.

Well that wraps it up for this week. Remember what Old Tight-Line always said: Get out there and go fishing, and if you do remember to always keep a tight-line. Living the tight-line life on the coast.

Tight-Line Jr.

PS: All the folks on Colonels Island would like to say a fond farewell to our old coast friend, Michael Riggle. RIP.

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