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51 brim caught off our coast
Tight-Line Jr.s buddy James Pugh recently caught 51 brim off our coast.

Howdy, friends and neighbors and all the folks in our coastal area. We certainly have been having some nice weather lately. I hope you have been able to get out there and enjoy it.

My good friend Captain Hippie and I hit the docks this past Sunday and had a bit of luck. We landed two nice spottail bass, fishing with some fresh shrimp we bought from Rayburn Goodman at Yellow Bluff. The marina there is private, but you can still go there and buy bait.

Well, I am looking forward to this weekend to do a little fishing. For those of you caught up in March Madness, here is a little appetizer you could whip up for a sporty afternoon.

Make sure and have your cooler iced down with some tasty beverages of your choice, or I will give you my recipe for Gold Rita at the end.

This is what you need:
2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened.
1 5-ounce can chopped green chili peppers, drained.
1 seeded raw jalapeño, chopped
1 cup seeded and chopped tomato
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ to ½ cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Tabasco
¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon of fresh cracked black pepper
1 pound fresh jumbo lump crabmeat, drained
Garnish with chopped parsley and cilantro

Combine ingredients in a large, nonstick skillet. Place over low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gently fold in crabmeat. Spoon into serving bowl and garnish. Serve with French bread slices toasted nicely with Parmesan cheese and casino butter.

The Gold Rita
Preferred tequila would be Patrón or Herradura Reposado.
1½ ounces tequila
1 ounce Grand Marnier
A splash of Rose`s Lime
2½ ounces Just Mix Margarita
A splash of orange juice

Shake well and serve in a well-chilled salt-rimmed mug.
Of course, don’t forget a wedge of lime.

Well, that’s it for this week, folks.
Remember what Old Tight-line always said.
Get out there and go fishing and if you do, remember to always keep a tight line.

From the coast, living the Tight-Line Life,
Tight-Line Jr.

P.S. I would just like to take this time to say farewell to one of the best that ever lived down on the coast, my friend and neighbor Mr. Red Davis.

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