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The Allen Branch Inshore Trout Tournament! Has a nice ring doesn't it?
Tight Line
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Hello everyone, Tight Line, Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line has a sore arm, so you're stuck with me this weekend.
I continue to be tickled pink with the Liberty Fest Fishing Tournament. I thought it was great they named my dad the honorary captain for the tournament but I just learned they named the tournament after him. Trapnell Quality Used Cars, which sponsors the fishing tournament, decided to call it, "The Allen Branch Inshore Trout Tournament."
Don't forget to join us Friday night, July 18, for the captain's meeting at the Sunbury Crab Company. Come on out and meet Ole' Tight Line himself.
Back to the fishing report, and we do have a few from Rayburn Goodman at Yellow Bluff and from the coastal area.
The Callaways took out their boat called "Rod's Reel Toy" and were able to catch two red snappers, one was 25 pounds the other 26. They also landed four groupers weighing 20-25 pounds, 50 black sea bass and 25 vermillion snappers. Now that's a day at sea.
Bo Audesey and party caught 15 red snappers and 45 vermillion snapper. Neil Howard went fishing out at Yellow Bluff and landed 10 spottail bass, eight trout and six flounders. Tommy Pope and friends landed six spottails and eight flounders.
Allen Proter caught eight spottails, five flounders and 12 trout.
Well, we welcome back Lu Smith our co-captain of the dock tour. This week we landed two large sheepsheads, one was roughly eight pounds the other around 10.  We also caught and released some mangrove snappers and four spottail bass. I actually had a spottail on my hook before it broke off.
Now I don't mean to sound like I'm telling an old fishing tale but the spot on his tail was about the size of a golf ball. I'm guessing around 32 inches.
Half Moon Marina has shrimp and Yellow Bluff has plenty of shrimp and minnows.
So, remember what Ole' Tight Line says, get out there and go fishing. And if you do remember, always keep a tight line, keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down.

Your buddy,
Tight Line Jr.
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