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Looking for Muley?

…….then head east, turn right at the ocean, and you’ll find him here.

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Well folks, we’re into my fourth month back here in Wilmington, N.C. and I have to tell you, one of the main reason’s for my fondness of the area is my Love for salt-water fishing. I started to fish here back in the summer of 1978, with the help of a few locals who took a liking to this old yankee, on the old Crystal Pier at Wrightsville Beach. That summer, I would come out to the pier in the evenings from work, and just stand out on the end of the pier and observe. Being from the North, and being somewhat aggressive, I didn’t want to step on any toes, so I would just watch, listen and pay close attention. The techniques, the people, the equipment, all these things, I would just absorb it all and try to make new friends.

And I think it paid off for me. On my return, I’ve been able to renew those aquaintenances, those friendships from years gone by. Although Crystal Pier is not the same as it was years ago, I’ve found that I can enjoy the memories of Crystal Pier just as well from the Jolly Roger Pier on Topsail Island, just a short drive north up hwy 17. Although I’ve left most of my fishing gear in Ohio, I did bring a wealth of knowledge and memories with me on my return.

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In the coming weeks, as the coastal waters warm up, I’ll try to shift this blog from things about Lorain, Ohio, my beloved home town, to a more local flavor. As with this article, I will be writing news and stories on fishermen, their catch and other fishing lore from time to time, I hope you will enjoy them all. But don’t get me wrong, I’ll still write about politics, dumb stuff (they go together) and other articles of note.

 In the mean time, any of you locals care to brag about your catch, or tell us your “honey hole”, drop me a line.

If you have that “special” fish tale you want to share, just e-mail me at: muley17@yahoo.com and I will be more than happy to share it with all of you old salts.

Have a good day fishing, and make it better by taking a kid with you.

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