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Angler Ray Brown of Colerain told legislators during yesterday's Committee on Marine Fisheries meeting that gamefish protection of red drum, speckled trout and striped bass would encourage the already important recreational fishing industry. Experience is ‘sole reason hundreds of thousand go fishing every year,’ saltwater fisheries management review committee told
The state legislature's Committee on Marine Fisheries met for the second time on Thursday (Feb. 2) this time to hear comments from stakeholders in the saltwater fishing industry. Speakers gave their testimonies about the troubled state of North Carolina’s saltwater resources, the management of those resources by a state agency (the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission) and how proposed changes will affect the state’s economy, their lives and the lives of coastal residents.
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Even the study used by Gov. Bev Perdue to support commercial fishing shows recreational fishing is far more important to the state's economy. Study used by Perdue shows recreational fishing more important than commercial fishing
Statistics that Gov. Bev Perdue used to try and convince the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to continue the dredging of Oregon Inlet last year provides plenty of fodder for those supporting changes in the way North Carolina manages its saltwater fisheries resources. The plea by Perdue actually shows recreational saltwater fishing is far more important to the state's economy than commercial fishing, which strengthens the argument for protection of red drum, speckled trout and stripers by granting those species gamefish status.
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The spring spawning run up the Roanoke River is the best-known striper fishery in North Carolina, but late-winter staging fish can be hard to beat. Stripers on Stage
February delivers bone-chilling conditions across much of North Carolina and, surprising to some, sizzling striped bass angling on the lower section of the Roanoke River, near its confluence with the Albemarle Sound.
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This 14.35-pound striper caught by Emily Underwood and her partner, Brian Underwood, was big fish in the Nov. 19 Tarheel Striper Club’s tournament on High Rock Lake. Two pairs tops on Norman
DJ’s Lake Norman Winter trail has drawn some of the western Piedmont’s best fishermen over the past handful of years, and through the first handful of this winter’s events, two teams have been consistently cashing checks.
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X-2 Deep-Diving Crankbait X-2 Deep-Diving Crankbait
Designed to help you catch more bass, ABT Lure Company’s “Next Generation” X-2 lure also significantly reduces resistance upon retrieve, eliminating the normal fatigue associated with fishing a deep-diver for a long period of time. The X-2 dives down rapidly to a maximum depth of 12 feet, reflects off bottom structure and produces a tight wobble that bass can’t resist. Anglers can choose from a variety of proven fish-attracting colors and patterns.
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Hyper Lizard Hyper Lizard
Lake Fork Trophy Lures’ 9-inch Hyper Lizard is as innovative as it is productive. The action of the segmented body combined with the oversized paddle tail on this unique bait creates a realistic vibration that entices fierce reaction strikes. Fish it Texas- or Carolina-rigged. Either way, spring bass will smash it.
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MirrOlure Lil John MirrOlure Lil John
Available in fourteen popular color patterns, the MirrOlure Lil John Twitchbait is the latest addition to MirrOlure’s popular soft plastic product line. Its special tube shaped body allows for great action and unmatched casting distance. Added “shrimp scent” and incomparable durability make it a great soft plastic for trout, redfish, flounder, snook and striped bass.
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Big female bass will stage on steep banks when they make their first move out of deep water this month. content dictates The weatherman rules...
Probably more than any other month, the fishing in February depends on the weather; that’s what it’s all about. When you get really cold weather, it’s tough. When it warms up, it’s really good.
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Walleye are tasty members of the perch family that prefer cool-water habitat. The taste of the mountains
Some mountain gamefish are prized for their fight. Hook a bass, smallmouth or largemouth, and you’re in for some exciting action. Walleye, on the other hand, are prized for their taste. Hook a walleye and you’ll get very little action, but you will have a tasty meal. Many anglers say walleye are the best tasting of all freshwater fish, equal to wild trout in flavor and texture.
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February crappie fishing can be great, and the pressure is usually low. Freshwater Series: Falls of Neuse Lake
Ask most crappie fishermen when they’d rather be targeting slabs, and most all of them will say spring: March, April or May.
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Atlantic striped bass have recovered over the past 25 years from a tremendous decline in the fishery because of strict harvest regulations. Recovery mission continues on successful path
Strict harvest regulations the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission put in place in the 1980s saved one of America’s most-popular gamefish. The striped bass was in major decline from overfishing along the entire Atlantic portion of their range; its popularity and demand in the early 1970s and 1980s led to their demise.
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Heavy fly lines, big flies and 8- to 9-weight rods are the ticket for dredging up winter stripers on a fly rod. Deep-stripping for stripers
Striped bass can be extremely aggressive and powerful, testing the integrity of the line, lure and reel. Even during bone-chilling conditions, these fish are feisty creatures, willing to eat. Stripers will seek out available baitfish and will not pass up a tasty-looking meal presented in front of their noses. Fly anglers are right at home under winter conditions.
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