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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, October 21, 1993, Page PAGE 16-A, Image 16

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I ROURK ROSALYN McDOWELL RUBY McDOWELL C. SMITH L. SMITH i ? \sy mm CRANE MATH IS LOVETT SEALY YOUNG FISHING REPORT Pier Anglers Still Hooking Spots BY DOUG Rl TTER Fall spot fishing at the local piers hit a snag early last week, hut it picked up again in time for another great weekend of fishing in the South Brunswick Islands. The yellow-belly spots that ar rived two weeks ago stopped biting early last week, hut they started run ning again Thursday and Friday and bit all weekend. "The fish are biting. We had a real good weekend." Ed Kayler of Sun set Beach Fishing Pier reported Monday morning. "We're back to counting by the coolerful." Kayler said a few flounder were caught last week. "Most of the peo ple fishing now are fishing tor spots," he said. "Tides and winds don't seem to make any difference." Kayler added. "They've been biting all day. They may slack off for an hour or so then they'll pick right back up." Curtis Williamson of Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Pier said fishermen caught spots by the dozen ovc the weekend. "They caught all they wanted. They're picking up some out there now," Williamson said Monday. "I think it's going to be a good week. We're hoping it'll be good every day now. It looks like it's go ing to be a good fishing year," Williamson said. "It's sporadic but they're still bit ing," said Gil Bass of Holden Beach PHOTO CONTRIBUTED RICK FAIN of Greensboro caught and released this 45 pound amberjack during a re cent fishing trip on the Adam \ Apple out of Ocean Isle Beach. Calatadli WMg WWJB! ?<? \rn " Open Year Round ' Rooms & Efficiency Apartments ? Heart of Seafood Capital (919)579-6576 RATES: Single $20; Double $25; Efficiency $32 HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTION 98.5 V/SA | Cable TV, coffee and phone in rooms. 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"Everybody's enjoying the spot fishing," he said. "They're doing good in between the gill nets. If a spot makes it through all the nets from Southport to the South Caro lina line they ought to give it an award." Sheffield said George Wray of Shelby and some friends were king fishing last week off Tubbs Inlet when they had two strikes at once. NEED HELP LEARNING TO READ? Please call the Brunswick County Literacy Council 754-READ m OUR OCTOBER SUPER BUY ONLY... White Suppi**B Last Fire Away? 110 Fire Extinguisher with Gauge U.L. rated 1-A; 10-B:C. Effective on all common classes of home fires. (466142) SOMERSETT'S HARDWARE Open: Mon -Sat 7 AM-6 PM. Sun 105 PM, Hwy 904 East, Grissettown, 579-6006 They brought the lines in and found two croaker on the hooks. "The menhaden were totally gone." Sheffield said. "The croaker were there on the hook just like they had eaten the menhaden. It was the strangest fish tale I've ever heard." THpp's Fishing Center Joyce Land of Tripp's Fishing Center at Shallotte Point said Monday that the fishing was good inshore and offshore last week. "They were catching spots on the hook and line Saturday," she said. "They picked up some in the gill net Saturday and Sunday." Anglers also caught flounder and spottailed drum over the weekend King and Spanish mackerel were caught in the ocean. ^?^2? BOATS Affordable! 1-800-545-2293 919-457-9080 Rourk Wins Three Fishing Club Awards David Rourk of Shallotte picked up three awards Saturday night when the Brunswick County Fishing Club presented prizes to the winners of its year-long fishing contest. Rourk. one of two multiple award winners, took first place in the annu al fishing tournament with a 6 pound black sea bass, 13-pound false albacore and 50-pound wahoo. All adult winners received new Penn reels, while each child winner received a rod and reel combination. Other local adult winners includ ed Rosalyn McDowell of Sunset Harbor with a 21-pound. 12-ounce barracuda; Ruby McDowell of Sun set Harbor with an 8-pound Spanish mackerel; and Rachel Wilson of Bolivia with an 8-ounce spot. Arthur Maxwell of Fayetteville won two awards. He caught a 7 pound. 15-ounce, black drum and a 6-pound. 12-ounce, sheepshead. Also winning awards were Thomas Johnson. Clayton, 8-pound, %-ounce. bluefish; Charles Smith, Fayetteville. 4-pound, 4-ounce, speckled trout; Lettie Smith, Fayet teville. 2-pound. 4-ounce, gray trout; Melba Crane. Charlotte, 4-pound, 2 ounce, silver snapper. Tony Mathis, Charlotte, 9-pound, 12-ounce, red drum; Marvin Lovett. Lumberton. 22-pound dolphin; Roy Wilson. Hope Mills, 7-pound. 6 ounce. flounder; and Paula Cole man, 37-pound, 12-ounce. sailfish. Children's contest winners includ ed Kelly Hewett of Shallotte with an 8K-ounce spot. Other youth winners were Bryan. Sealy, Lumberton, 27.5-pound king mackerel; Justin McBride, Concord, 8-ounce pig fish; and Jamison Cul ver, Lexington. 2-pound flounder. Betty Young of Bolivia won the Membership Award for signing up the most members during the year. Ruby McDowell received the Dale Speicher Memorial Trophy, given annually in honor of one of the fishing club's founders. Lifetime memberships were pre sented to Herbert Smith, Leonard Edge and Miles Edge for their years of service to the club. This Week's Tide Table OCTOBER HIGH LOW Day Date A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. Thursday 21 1:06 1:46 7:06 7:54 Fnday 22 2:05 2:45 8:05 8:5 1 Saturday 23 3:05 3:41 9:08 9:47 Sunday 24 4:03 4:33 10:08 10:41 Monday 25 4:S8 5:24 11:03 11:28 Tuesday 26 5:45 6:10 11:54 Wednesday 27 6:30 6:52 12:1212:41 ADJUSTMENTS SHALLOTTE INLET? add 17 min. high tide, add 32 min. low tide. LOCKWOCD FOLLY? subtract 22 min. high tide, subtract 8 min. low tide. BALD HEAD ISLAND? subtract 10 min. high tide, subtract 7 min. low tide. 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