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Tips for winter fishing
Tight Line
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Hello everyone Tight Line Jr. here. I only have one report this week, but I do have a fishing tip for you, but we’ll get to that later.
Capt. Jake Horten and Shawn Branson netted 25 trout, two spottail bass and one three pound flounder. I’ll be stopping by when they stuff that one for dinner.
The dock tour was short and sweet this week, but Boo Hall and I landed one trout and three nice spottail.
OK, so here’s the tip. During this time of the year I like to use pollywogs, or minnows to the rest of you folks. Find a spot with a lot of oysters along the bank; wait until the tide just starts out of the grass. Pull that rubber band down close to the cork, put a minnow on it and throw it right on the edge. Wait for that cork to go down and let me know how it goes.
Here is a little something from Boo Hall.
Howdy folks, Boo Hall here and I’m Tight Line’s grandson. I’ve got a true story for you. Junior and I got up a couple of Saturdays ago with the dock tour on our mind, imagine that. So we went down and caught some bait, some nice red legs, that’s shrimp for you folks that don’t know.
We hit a few docks without much luck, we came back with one black drum and one sheephead. Grandaddy Branch was real hungry and said, “That’s not going to do it boys.” Junior and I looked at each other and said, “red legs.” We fried up the bait shrimp and the two fish and that was plenty. What a good early Thanksgiving that was.
Yellow Bluff reports still having live shrimp and minnows. So remember what Ole’ Tight Line says and get out there and go fishing, and if you do always remember to keep a tight line. Junior says to hit the dock, keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down.

Your Buddy,
Tight Line Jr.
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