Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Me and Ol’ Tight Line were just sitting back talking about fishing and watching the rain.
Here are a few reports from around the Lowcountry and surrounding coastal areas.
My old buddy Nicky Evans, fishing a drop with Ol’ Tight Line and Nicky’s grandfather, Nick Lucken, landed five spottail bass, three gator trout, two Spanish mackerels and five amberjacks. Now that’s what I call a full house.
Ronny Miller was fishing Monday and Tuesday and caught the limit on trout — that’s a total of 30 for all you newcomers.
Bo Audesey was fishing with a crew of firefighters Saturday and they caught and released more than 25 king fish, most in the 15-30 pound range. Robert Murphy, "Lil" Rob and Alfred Banks hauled in some Spanish mackerel, weakfish (summer trout), whiting, croaker and black drum. That’s a pan full.
My man Big Jimmy was fishing with Nate Jones and netted 10 sheepshead, a Spanish mackerel and eight trout.
The "B" Man and his party were fishing at Yellow Bluff had eight nice flounder, 10 spottail bass and 30 trout. He may have some unexpected guests show up for supper.
Jeff DeLoach and his party were fishing at Shellman Bluff and caught 10 spottail bass and 15 trout.
I was fishing on the dock tour by myself this week during low tide, using fresh shrimp and docked a 30-inch flounder and 19-inch flounder.
Jake Horton and Shawn Branson had 26 trout, four spottail bass and two flounder.
Rayburn and John at Yellow Bluff Marina have live shrimp and minnows. Don at Halfmoon Marina has live shrimp. Barney, Joe and Clay from the Sunbury Crab Company and Marina have live shrimp and minnows.
Hey folks, come see me and Big Rudy at the Sunbury Country Store and get your frozen local shrimp, finger mullet, cigar minnows and squid.
So remember what Ol’ Tight Line says and get out there and get 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. Now, get out there and wet a hook.
Tight Line Jr.