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Wet weather isnt scaring the fish away
Katherine Carter caught a 26-pound king mackerel while fishing with her dad on her 11th birthday. - photo by Photo provided.

Hi, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol‘ Tight Line says hello to all.

Well, the weather has been wet and hot but the fish are already wet so they don’t mind. Here are some reports from around the coastal area.

To celebrate her 11th birthday, a young angler named Katherine Carter was fishing with her dad, Bob Wedincamp, and Melissa Ray. She landed a great gift in the form of a 26-pound king mackerel. The deck hands caught five more kings but Katherine was the star.

Wes Powell, Keith Marsh and Ryan Bledso landed a 40-inch, 30-pound spottail bass beachside. Gary Groover, fishing with Scott Stevens and Aaron Combs, netted 35 sheepshead and 10 spottail bass. That’s a whole mess of fish to clean.

Well, the "Big Game" Fillingame strikes again with four nice-sized spottail and six gator trout. He was using live minnows.

The dock tour did well this week with a two-day stint. "Capt. Hippie" and I landed eight croaker, four spottail bass, two black drum, two flounder and six whiting. Not bad for land lovers.

Yellow Bluff has live shrimp and minnows. Sunbury Crab Company has live shrimp and minnows and Halfmoon Marina has live shrimp. Big Rudy at the Sunbury Country Store has frozen shrimp, fresh local squid, finger mullet and cigar minnows.

So remember what Ol‘ Tight Line says and get out there and go fishing. And if you do, always remember to keep a tight line.

I say hit the docks, keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down. Go out and wet a hook.

Until next time ponder this: Have you ever seen a toad fish not sink, no matter how long he’s been on the dock?


Your buddy,

Tight Line Jr.

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