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Just drop what youre doing and hit the water
Donny Branch
Donny Branch - photo by Photo provided.

Well, we had kind of a wet week, but that’s how autumn weather goes. This is the time of year I like to cook chili and go digging in my tackle box for a DOA lure or my all-time favorite, the salty dog. If you have some, get out and get them wet. I love to hang a polliwog on the hook of my salty dog. Give it a try. I learned it from my dad, Ol’ Tight Line.

Now for some reports. My good buddy Capt. Jim Sheridan and crew had a good day, landing 17 trout, eight spottail bass and four flounder. Ship ahoy, I’m coming over for a seafood dinner!

The dock tour did well last week. Capt. Hippie, Boo Hall and I fished for two days and netted six spottail and five black drum. I heard a few anglers on boats caught some fish at Yellow Bluff, but could not confirm their names.

Also, if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, head down to the Darien Fall Fest.

Remember, Yellow Bluff is still open for live bait to the public. Half Moon has live shrimp. Sunbury Crab Company and Marina has live shrimp and minnows. Big Rudy at The Sunbury Country Store has fresh frozen shrimp, finger mullet, cigar minnows and ballyhoo.

Get out on the water, whether you jump in a boat, sit on a dock or set up at the beach. And remember what Ol’ Tight Line always said: Get out there and go fishing and, if you do, always remember to keep a tight line. I always say hit the dock, keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down. Go wet a hook — it’s good for you. Until next time, happy sailing.


Your buddy,

Tight Line Jr.

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