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JOHN HK()AI)\'AX of Holden licach caught this 18-pound bull
dolphin last n eck aboard the Seahorse.
South Columbus Stallions
Top South Brunswick
Cougars, 11-2 At Tabor City
South Columbus scored six runs
in the sixth inning and went on to
take an 11-2 victory over South
Brunswick in a high school basehall
game last 'ITiursdav at Tabor City.
Brian Kicker had two hits and one
RBI for the Cougars, who fell to 1-3
in the Waccamaw Conference and 6
South Brunswick won its first
conference game of the season last
Tuesday as Ricker went the distance
in an 11-5 win at Pender.
lino McMahan iliove in three
runs and Kyle Sellers went 3-for-4
with two RBI to lead the Cougars.
South Brunswick trailed 2-1 after
three innings hut scored three runs
in the fourth and three more in the
fifth to pull away.
Ricker, a junior right-hander,
yielded 10 hits while striking out 11
hatters and walking three.
South Brunswick was scheduled
to host West Brunswick Tuesday.
The Cougars also have a home game
scheduled Thursday night against
Kings, Spanish Among Early Spring Catches
BY DOUG RUTTER
One month into the spring fishing
season, local anglers arc catching
king mackerel and black bass off
shore and Spanish mackerel and
"Spring's started off real well. It
should be a good year of fishing,"
Jesse Hayes of Captain Pete's
Seafood at Holden Beach said
"Things are going pretty g?x>d.
You have to go out 35 miles to get
into some real good fishing for
kings," Hayes reported.
"We've seen a lot of good-size
kings for this time of year. Usually
we have nothing but snake kings this
early, but we've already seen some
in the 20- to 24-pound range."
Hayes aiso said fishermen are
catching a lot of large black bass,
red and pink snapper and grouper
offshore. Anglers are finding tuna
about 60 miles outside.
Inshore, Hayes said the Spanish
mackerel have already started show
ing up. "l-ast year there was none so
maybe that's a good sign," he said.
Fishermen also arc catching spots
and croaker inside. Hayes said he
doesn't expect the flounder to seri
ously start hitting until mid-May.
Ocean Isle Marina
Inshore fishermen have been
catching spots and flounder in the
waterway, sea trout and Spanish
mackerel in the surf, according to
Ken Shipley of Ocean Isle Marina.
Day Date A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M.
Thursday 28 10:53 11:27 4:47 4:54
Friday 29 11:49 5:40 5:47
Saturday 30 12:22 12:46 6:34 6:44
Sunday 1 1:19 1:45 7:30 7:43
Monday 2 2:16 2:45 8:26 8:45
Tuesday 3 3:13 3:43 9:22 9:46
Wednesday 4 4:09 4:38 10:15 10:44
SHALLOTTE INLET?add 17 min.
high tide, add 32 min. low tide.
LOCKWOOD FOLLY?subtract 22
min. high tide, subtract 8 min. low tide.
BALD HEAD ISLAND?subtract 10
min. high tide, subtract 7 min. low tide.
SOUTH PORT?add 7 min. high tide,
add 15 min. low tide.
LITTLE RIVER?subtract 11 min.
high tide, add 18 min. low tide.
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^ Ml will be honest with the opinion
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2 HI I will be responsible with your tax
^ I will be fair with the taxpayers of
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RED LAFFON of Holden
Beach landed this I6'/:-inch
Spanish mackerel, the first one
caught this year out of Holden
Reach Marina, l.affon was bot
tom fishing with deer meat.
Shipley said black sea bass and
"snake" kings are the most common
catches outside. "Going offshore
they're doing pretty good on the tu
na," he said.
Shipley said he expects the fish
ing to improve closer to shore as the
water temperature rises.
The seawater temperature
Monday was in the high 60s. It
should increase this week with the
weather forecast calling for highs in
the 80s all week.
Sea Mist Camping Resort
A recent dredging project in the
waterway near Brick landing has
cut down on the inshore fishing out
of Sea Mist Camping Resort.
"It should be picking up," camp
ground manager Baker Harrell said
Monday after the two-week dredg
ing project came to an end.
Hairell said most of the fish are
still offshore. Anglers have landed
some small spots and speckled trout
in recent weeks.
Spots, whiting, blues and Spanish
mackerel have been the most popu
lar catches at local fishing piers so
far this spring.
"There's some activity and it's be
ginning to pick up. Thus far it's been
a pretty good spring," said Gil Bass,
manager of Holden Beach Fishing
HAROLD HENRY of Charlotte landed this 15-pound, citation Am
erican red snapper during a recent fishing trip on the Seahorse out
of Holden Beach.
Fishermen have landed spots,
whiting, blues and a couple of floun
der. "They had one run of Spanish
mackerel," Bass said.
Albert Fun of Holden Beach
landed the first king of the season at
the pier last Tuesday, a 12-pounder.
Milton Williams, the new manag
er of Ocean Isle Beach Fishing Pier,
said anglers have been pulling in
blues, flounder, spots and croaker.
"It's slow fishing right now.
We're hoping it'll get going for us,"
Helping NC lung cancer, asbestosis,
mesothelioma victims since 1980
Williams said Monday.
John Mills reported that one or
two kings have already been landed
at Sunset Beach Fishing Pier.
"They've been catching some
blues and Spanish mackerel and a
few spots here and there and some
whiting too." Mills added.
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