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Tight Line Jr.
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Hello folks, Tight Line Jr. here, hoping everyone is doing well.

I have a small favor to ask all my fellow anglers out there. Due to the very cold weather and rain we had this past season, unlike the past few years, the impact on our trout was not good.

For those of you who do not know this, trout between 17-inches and 19-inches long are typically female. Now I do not expect everyone to catch and release, but if you could just keep the ones that are 14-15-inches in length and let those bigger ones go it sure would help the recovery of our trout fishery. Thanks for all you guys and gals and young anglers do.

Now let`s talk fishing. I know the sheephead are still biting. Some reports out of Yellow Bluff say they are still catching them. Geff Branch, my nephew, caught some nice trout off his dock down in Pine Harbor, using live shrimp. You may not be catching fish like you were last year at this time, but hold your pants, they will come around. It will just take longer, because of the cold winter. You may have to try a few different things.

Break out some rigs you have not used in a while. Fish and they will come. The dock tour kicks in full swing this weekend and I will be sure to update you in the next article. Well Rayburn Goodman at Yellow Bluff reports having live shrimp, minnows, and fiddlers.

Barney at Sunbury Crab Company and Marina reports having live minnows, and may have shrimp by the weekend. Halfmoon reports having frozen shrimp. Big Rudy at the Sunbury Country Store has frozen shrimp, and squid. Well folks, remember what Ol’ Tight Line says and get out there and go fishing. And if you do, always remember to keep a tight line. I say hit the docks, keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down. Now do me a favor, wet a hook.


Your buddy,

Tight Line Jr.

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