This week on the coastal waterway:
Hello, everyone. Hope life’s treating you well.
I have a report out of Richmond Hill from some young anglers that are on their way to becoming some fine fishermen. Really, they already are pretty darn good. My good friend Mike Wilson’s son sent the report into me.
This young angler and his friends have got the (hook ’em) fever. In the photo this week, you will see Mark Wilson, Glenn Carlson and Nick Kramer. They launched out of Kilkenny Marina in Richmond Hill. Mark Wilson said they were using live shrimp on popping corks, and hot chicken colored paddle tails on jig heads. He said they have been burning the reds (spottail bass) and also nailing some trout.
This is another fishing excursion I am looking forward to in the near future. Mark is going to take his dad, Mike, and Tight-line Jr. out one early morning with the dead low incoming tide. That`s when I like it. You can get out there early and fish it up until high tide, and then roll on back to the dock.
Like I told young Mr. Wilson that back in the day, I could hang out there all day. Well, friends, those times have passed, but like Old Tight-Line said, if you haven’t caught any fish in four hours you might as well head in. And now I must agree, I think my father knew what he was talking about.
We were expecting to have some nice weather this weekend, so I hope you have had the chance to get out there and wet a hook. My friend Mike Flatt and crew went down to Steinhatchee, Florida, last week and had good time. They had a three-day trip and caught about 120 trout and, I’m just guessing, a fair consumption of some icy cold beverages.
Well, folks, remember what Old Tight-Line always said. Get out there and go fishing and if you do, remember to always keep a tight line.
That’s it from the coast.
Living the Tight-Line life,