Hey, friends. Tight Line Jr. here. Although things were a bit slow last week, I do have a few reports.
Bill Gerald and a party of two boats fishing out around St. Catherines landed 15 spottail bass, six trout and a mess of whiting.
Bing Phillips and his wife caught the limit on spottail last week, and then Bing and Robert Moody went out early in the week and came back with 25 trout and 10 bass. Any way you look at it, that’s a good week.
Roy Redman, fishing solo, caught the limit on trout.
I got a report of some fishermen in the Half Moon River catching some nice spottail last week.
I cannot wait to hit the docks this weekend. Last week on the dock tour, Capt. Hippie and I caught three sheepshead, two spottail bass and some catch-and-release trout. We had a good day on the docks, and so did my friend Mia Boyles. She provided a photo after landing a big catch on her first cast of the day while fishing with my other dear friend, Lu Smith. I love it when the day starts that way.
If you need bait, it’s at the same old places. Half Moon has live shrimp; Yellow Bluff has live shrimp, minnows and live crab. The Sunbury Crab Company has live shrimp and mud minnows. The Sunbury Country Store has frozen shrimp and frozen mullet. The Midway Feed and Supply has saltwater and freshwater bait.
Well, friends, it looks like the fish are biting, so get out there and wet a hook. Ol’ Tight line always said, “If you do go fishing, remember to always keep a tight line.” I say, “Hit the docks, keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down.”
Until next time, get out there and wet a hook — it’s good for the soul. God bless our troops and God bless all of you good folks.
Tight Line Jr.