Hello, friends and neighbors. Hope life is treating you good.
I have several reports from all around the region. My old friend, Capitan Jim Sheridan down around St. Simons, took his party out last weekend and they ended up with a nice haul. Back at dockside all counted they landed 14 trout, four spottail bass, and three really nice-sized flounder. Good payday for a good catch.
Well, Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes went fishing with Capitan John Rogers, and so the story goes. Thank goodness somebody finally showed John how and where to catch some fish. Oh well, they limited out on trout.
My friend Lu Smith went out with friends and family on the pontoon boat. Lu said a good time was had by all, and they caught the limits in trout and bass. She also made the comment that it was like fishing out of her living room. My friends, that’s what I call a real good day on the water.
I also spoke to my friend Jim Morgan. He went last weekend and said there were boats everywhere, and all of them were on his fishing drops. Jim caught the limit on trout, anyway. Sounds like a lot of folks are out there fishing, and the weather is fabulous for it.
Now, one more report in from Cricket down at Two Way Fish Camp. Simply, the trout are biting, so load the boat, ice down the coolers and hit the river. Call a friend or family member and go enjoy a fine day on the Georgia’s coastal waters. You will be glad you did. There are plenty of shrimp in the river, so grab the cast before you go.
Bait still is available at Yellow Bluff, where you can get live shrimp and minnows. Clay at the Sunbury Crab Company also reports having live shrimp and minnows. You also can get bait at Half Moon Marina and Midway Feed and Supply Store.
Well, friends, that wraps up another week around the coast. Remember what Old Tight Line always said: “Get out there and go fishing, and if you do remember to always keep a tight line.” I say hit the docks and keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down.