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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, April 28, 1994, Page PAGE 6-D, Image 42

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PHOTO CONTRIBUTED 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 8 overall. 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 Wilmington Hoggard. 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 bluefish inshore. "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 Monday. "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. This Week's Tide Table APRIL HIGH LOW 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 MAY 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 ADJUSTMENTS 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. \ ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? I RANDY 1 STANLEY ^ COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 1 //I will listen to the needs of the X people. ^ Ml will be honest with the opinion ^ of the voters. 2 HI I will be responsible with your tax 2 dollars. ^ I will be fair with the taxpayers of 2 Brunswick County on every issue. * VOTE RANDY STANLEY ^ MAY 3 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY PAID BY THE CANDIDATE ?14?4 THE BHUMSWtCK WACl*. FISHING REPORT PHOTO CONTHIBUTID 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. Pier Fishing 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 Pier. PHOTO CONTRIBUTf0 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," Asbestos Claims Helping NC lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma victims since 1980 ? 1 Gel Injury Attorneys 1-800-662-1234 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. iaus Kennels In Supply Boarding Dogs & Cats 'Outdoor Exercise Area ?Indoor Runs Heated & Ait Conditioned ?Professional Grooming by appointment 1403 Makatoka Rd. 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