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In like a lion, out like a lamb...fishing only going to get better

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By The Staff

After three weeks of nearly ideal fishing weather, the past week was just the reverse. March "came in like a lion and went out like a lamb” with high winds and heavy rains (much needed I might add). The fishing on Lake Talquin came to a halt. There was not one single person I talked to who was brave enough to even try to fish after Tuesday of this past week.

I had the pleasure of a trip March 24 with Kernell Davis of Gulf Breeze. After three and a half hours of being blown around like a skateboard and only three fish in the boat, we both agreed that enough was enough. I assured Kernell that better days are ahead and planned another trip in May.

With no reports up until deadline, next week's column should be filled with good reports.

On April 11, the Bass n' Gal Talquin Hookers will host the 31st annual Lake Talquin Open Bass Tournament. This is a new boat format, the lake is off limits for all contestants from April 6-11.

First place is $1,000 and "Big Fish" is $200. If you are interested in entering, contact Sarah Johnson at 627-2241 for more information.

Also, the Leon County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring its 2009 bass tournament April 18. Cash prizes will be paid first through 20th place with first place paying $2,000. Competition in the biggest bass pot requires an additional $10 boat fee, with a 100 percent pay out to the winner.

This is always a big event with country style food for spectators for $4 a plate. Entertainment will provided at the conclusion of the tournament. Call Deputy Shuler at 922-3438 or 528-8449 for information.

Until next week, "tight lines and good fishin’."

Wayne "Captain D" Dudley is a fishing guide at Lake Talquin. Look for Captain D every week.