Well friends and neighbors when it rains it pours, and we certainly have had our share — no pun intended. As they say the rain is good for all things, plants and fish, shrimp and crab. I know there are more things out there, but these are the ones I am most interested in.
Some folks have been doing well in the freshwater fishing department. The photo is a nice little mess of brim caught by a friend of mine, Janet Boatwright, fishing in a local pond. I was not allowed to know the exact location.
This is the time of year I like to go out early and get back early so as to try and not be out in the heat so long. I cannot take the sun quite as much I as once could. So leave the dock at daylight and arrive back at the dock around 10 to 10:30. You should have a nice mess by then and if not always take a camera, you can for sure take some nice coastal photographs.
Well, friends, the only saltwater tale/report for the week is some fellows from Fort Stewart caught a big mess of whiting last weekend around St. Catherines Sound. No names, but the number was close to 100.
That’s a lot of fish to clean.
I am happy with 8 to 10. To each there own and besides I think those fellows were planning a fish fry.
Here is a nice little recipe to keep things cool for this time of year.
Shrimp and Watermelon salad:
Here is what you need: (Coastal Living)
1) 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2) 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
3) 1½ teaspoons of honey
4) To kick it up a notch add a few drops of red Tabasco and a few of green Tabasco
5) ½ tablespoon sea salt
6) 1 pound jumbo cooked and peeled and deveined shrimp.
7) ½ small red onion , thinly sliced
8) 4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed or cut into small wedges
9) About 3 ounces feta cheese, crumbled ( 3/4 cup)
10) 4 cups baby arugula
Here’s how you make it:
1) Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Add shrimp, onion, and 2 tablespoons mint; toss well. Add watermelon, tossing very gently.
Divide arugula among 4 serving plates, top with shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with feta cheese and remaining 2 tablespoons of mint. Get the wine glasses out and serve with a nice and chilled Pinot Grigio, I like Santa Margherita.
For those of you folks that do not have a boat but want to do some saltwater fishing there are several public fishing piers in our area just go to
I would like to thank all the men and women serving in the armed forces all around the world. We live in a great nation and enjoy a way of life many people don’t have the chance to realize. So a special thanks to all the brave men and women who gave their lives to protect our way of life. God bless them and God bless America.
That’s it for this week: Remember what Old Tight-Line always said. Get out there and go fishing and, if you do, remember to always keep a tight line.
Living the tight-line life
on the coast, Tight-Line Jr.