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Wind hasnt kept the anglers away
Bennie Anderson of Mosspoint, Miss., caught this 39-inch, 20-pound bull red fish while trolling in the area. - photo by Photo provided.

Hey, folks. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.  
I know that we have had some wind come our way, yet I still have a couple of fishing reports.  One thing I always have said about fish is they don’t mind that it’s raining, because they are in the water and the wind doesn’t bother them.  Here we go:
• I spoke to Stan Kane this week, and he, Ronnie Harris and Nick Schreeves landed two nice cobia and five king mackerel.  Now that was worth the gas money.
• In the photo is Bennie Anderson from Mosspoint, Miss. The creel limit out there is three per man, and you can keep one longer than 30 inches. That big spot tail he is holding surely put up a good fight. I wouldn’t mind being on the other end of that pole.
• That brings us to some friends of mine. Lu Smith and her husband Ronnie are a little south of us.  I got reports coming in by email and Facebook, and Lu says they have been hitting the bone fish in the morning and had some red snapper in the afternoons.  That, my friends, is what I call a well-rounded day.  
I would like to take this time to wish my friend Roy Rogers a happy retirement after about 45 years of service: First in the Army back in 1969, then on to MWR and wrapping it up with his support to the troops through Network Enterprise. I thank Mr. Rogers for all he has done for me in my four years since I have been here.  When I first came on, he took me under his wing and showed me how to play the game of life when you work for the government.  The only thing I regret is that I didn’t make it out here earlier.  Well, Roy, have a great time in this next step of your life’s journey. I know we will see each other a lot, but you will be missed on the workforce and by me personally.
If you need bait, here is where to go:
• Half Moon has live shrimp
•Rayburn over at Yellow Bluff has live shrimp and minnows
•The Sunbury Crab Company reports having live minnows and live shrimp
•The Midway Feed and Supply has a variety of frozen salt-water bait and worms and live minnows for all you fresh-water anglers.
That about does it for this week.  Remember what Old Tight Line always said: “Get out there and go fishing, and if you do always remember to keep a tight line.” I say hit the docks (which I will be doing this weekend), keep a sharp eye and watch that cork go down.
Until next time, smooth sailing, my friends.

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