A man planning a fishing trip needed a few things. Shopping with his wife he decided to combine their visit at the local grocer.
He picks up a case of beer and puts it in their cart.
"What do you think you're doing?" she asks.
"They're on sale, only $20 for a case," he replies.
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"Put them back, we can't afford them," says the wife, and they continue.
A few aisles later she picks up a $40 jar of face cream.
"What do you think you're doing?" he asks.
"It's face cream,it makes me look beautiful," she replies.
"So does a case of beer at half the price," he replies.
The only thing he remembers is the announcement over the loudspeaker: "Cleanup, Aisle 7, husband down."
The moral? Never combine work with pleasure.
Large trout are favoring grass edges, while spottail bass are holding at shell banks and muddy bottoms. Large flounder and sheepshead are showing from gravel and loose shell bottoms of shallow creeks.
Whiting and spot are thick over mud rises. A few large tarpon are hitting at deep water inlets and main feeder creeks. Artificials and natural baits are providing plenty of action.
Offshore catches of Spanish and King Mackerel continue. Wahoo and Tuna are hungry, while dolphin runs and a few sailfish stragglers are showing at the 150 foot mark.
HHI Sportfishing Club
The next meeting will be Sept. 11 at the Yacht Club of Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Bay Marina. Don Hammond, renowned dolphinfish expert will make a presentation on the best lures and techniques as well as where they are and how they get here.
There will be a discussion on the short Red Snapper season and tips on where to find spottail bass in the fall.
No reservations needed guests welcome. Cash bar and dinner, 6:15-7 p.m., program at 7 p.m.
The Beaufort Sportfishing and Diving Club has scheduled its next meeting for Sept. 13 at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club. The social is at 6:30 p.m., the meeting at 7.
David Gasque of Bait Binder will present A Shrimp Baiting Seminar and will share his new premix formula kit. There will be a shrimp net throwing demonstration for that perfect cast everytime.
Bring your cast net to participate in a throwing contest.
Kingfish Tournament Results
The Fripp Island event was a huge success. Great fishing and plenty of sunshine welcomed the field of entries and the two-day competition raised $4,000. for the Keyserling Cancer Center.
Winners of the largest King went to Captain Trae Evergit and crew aboard "Reelist" with a 35-pound King. Second place was presented to Captain Chris Prince and crew on "Cool Cat," with 29.2 lbs.
Captain Maci Dean and his crew on "Little Loorer" took aggregate weight awards with 50.5 pounds. The largest Spanish was taken by Captain Tom Ogle and crew on "No Slack" with a 6.05-pound Spanish. In second place at 3.65 pounds was Captain Reed Weatherford and crew on "Click Clack."
Marina director Lewis Turner thanked the families of Scott Corley and Bill Rouch as tournament benefactors. Generous support was also provided by the Captain Rodney Hinton family, Hamp Manning, Easy Go Golf Carts, and Bobby Cooler Sea Island Marine.
2012 Shrimp Baiting Season
The 2012 shrimp-baiting season will open noon Friday, Sept. 14 and will remain open until noon Tuesday, Nov. 13. A resident license cost $25 and non-resident licenses cost $500.
The catch limit is 48 quarts measured heads-on (29 quarts heads-off) per boat or set of poles per day, and each boat is limited to a set of 10 poles.