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Weather is right for hungry fish
Young angler Garrett Sikes caught a mess of fish during a recent dock tour. - photo by Photo provided.

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here and my, oh, my what lovely weather we’ve had lately.

Let me start by wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving in advance. Why not try something different this year by stuffing a flounder instead of a turkey? Ships ahoy, that’s my kind of meal.

Well, let’s get down to the nitty gritty and get you some reports from around the coast and from Rayburn and John at Yellow Bluff.

Roy Redman went out fishing on two different days and caught the limit on trout both times. Robert Moody and Bing Phillips had two good days as well. They took one trip inshore and caught 26 trout and 10 spottail. On their second trip offshore, they netted a nice mess of black sea bass. Maybe I should look them up today.

Roger Scoffed, fishing solo, landed 15 nice trout. Allen Fillingame and party are always on their best game and landed eight good sized spottail. So it looks like the fish are biting.

Now, onto the dock tour.

Gil Sikes and young angler Garret Sikes nailed the dock tour. We got a picture of the younger Sikes with his fair catch of the day. Young folks out fishing is a good thing.

My main net man D.L. Bush and I landed a doormat flounder, and when I say large, it was 4.5 pounds. Maybe I’ll stuff some flounder after all.

Remember, Yellow Bluff is still open for live bait and they have shrimp and minnows. Mr. Don at Half Moon has live shrimp. Sunbury Crab Company and Marina has live shrimp and minnows. Big Rudy at the Sunbury Country Store has fresh frozen shrimp, finger mullet, cigar minnows and ballyhoo.

Remember what Ol’ Tight Line always said: Get out there and go fishing and, if you do, always remember to keep a tight line. I always say hit the dock, keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down. Until next time, happy sailing, my friends. Go wet a hook — it’s good for you.


Your buddy,

Tight Line Jr.

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