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Striped bass anglers are hoping for a cold winter, which will push the fish down from the North Atlantic.
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Live bait often will work in winter when artificial lures fail. Specks of a Different Color
Boats lining the banks of the Brunswick River south of the U.S. 17-74-76 Bridge between Leland and Wilmington have become part of the winter scenery. They create a flotilla rivaling the cruisers in Banks Channel during a busy summer weekend.
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This youngter caught a winter red at the Little River Inlet jetties. This fish reaches the S.C. minimum length of 15 inches. S.C. anglers may keep three red drum per day. Border Reds
“See where that oyster rock trails down into this pool?” said Capt. Mark Dickson, pointing at the jutting pile of exposed oysters about 40 feet away.
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Our change not for change’s sake
I was intending to talk about North Carolina Sportsman’s new look last month, but if you stumbled across this page in the December 2008 issue, you know I had other topics on my mind.
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The NMFS has announced they will not approve an Interim Rule to prohibit all grouper fishing during the first four months of 2009. Grouper Closure Not Approved by NMFS
In a letter dated December 19, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), informed the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council SAFMC) they had decided not to implement the Interim Rule proposed by the SAFMC to address overfishing of gag, red and black grouper in 2009.
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Fishermen, who are routinely filling limits of nice gag grouper like this one, find it difficult to believe they are as overfished as the SAFMC indicates. The Great Grouper Grope Continues
If you thought some of the fishing regulations were a little difficult to understand, you will be able to rest your case with the ongoing confusion over shallow water groupers.
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The SAFMC met in Wilmington November 30 through Dec 5 and made several decisions regarding what to do about several species that were classified as overfished and ongoing overfishing. Federal Fishery Managers Respond to Scientific Committe Recommendations
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council received confirmation from its Scientific and Statistical Committee that recent stock assessments for king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and vermilion snapper are based on the best available science.
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The Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians have some of the best trout fishing on the east coast in their Tribal Waters. Tribal Trout Are Fun to Catch
When most folks think of Cherokee, they think of Harrahs Casino and that is a mistake in several ways. Even thinking that many folks leave the casino as winners, the number of fishermen who leave the Cherokee Tribal Waters as happy fishermen is higher--much higher.
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Once again ICCAT failed to adopt conservation measures that would end overfishing of bluefin tuna and allow the species to recover. ICCAT Adopts New BFT Regs
Despite a strong U.S. proposal to conserve bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT ) failed this week to heed scientific advice and adopt measures that would end overfishing and put this species on the path to recovery.
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Come to a WRC hearing for a change
My original intent this month was to write a Christmas column, but, as one national political candidate said, gosh darn it, wink, wink, more pressing topics have arisen. North Carolina’s sportsmen have a month before the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s January public hearings begin, meetings to hear comments about proposed changes of 2009-10 fishing, hunting and trapping laws. That’s happened for years, and we’ve been to plenty of these meetings. But this one will be decidedly different.
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Here are the main terms used to describe the parts of a trout hook and fly. Hooked on trout: the terminology
Anglers have been using hooks to catch fish since the Stone Age, fashioning hooks from wood, bone, shells and horns.
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December bass fishing can be an extension of November’s hot bite, if the water’s not too cold. Have a merry ol’ time with bass
A lot of fishermen never think of taking their boat out in December. They’re deer hunting or thinking about Christmas, and they don’t realize how good the fishing can really be.
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1st Thunder Chicken  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 8:49 am | 799 Views | 4 Comments
First Turkey...  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 12:39 pm | 399 Views | 3 Comments
Opening Morning Double!!  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 8:17 am | 551 Views | 3 Comments
Opening Day Success  This report contains photos  
April 13 at 2:44 am | 1165 Views | 2 Comments
First turkey hunt, first turkey  This report contains photos  
April 10 at 3:41 pm | 1161 Views | 2 Comments
Weldon Stripers 
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Son's first Kill!  This report contains photos  
April 10 at 7:28 am | 831 Views | 1 Comments
My 7 year old daughters first turkey  This report contains photos  
April 09 at 8:14 pm | 657 Views | 1 Comments
opening day success  This report contains photos  
13 hours ago | 235 Views | 0 Comments
First Turkey 
Yesterday at 12:27 pm | 209 Views | 0 Comments
Black Bass Fishing is Great  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 5:21 pm | 355 Views | 0 Comments
Deep Sea Fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
April 11 at 8:31 pm | 253 Views | 0 Comments
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School Trout Inside April Winds  This report contains a video
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opening day success  This report contains photos  
13 hours ago | 235 Views | 0 Comments
Weldon Stripers 
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First Turkey...  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 12:39 pm | 399 Views | 3 Comments
First Turkey 
Yesterday at 12:27 pm | 209 Views | 0 Comments
Opening Morning Double!!  This report contains photos  
Yesterday at 8:17 am | 551 Views | 3 Comments
Opening Day Success  This report contains photos  
April 13 at 2:44 am | 1165 Views | 2 Comments
Black Bass Fishing is Great  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 5:21 pm | 355 Views | 0 Comments
1st Thunder Chicken  This report contains photos  
April 12 at 8:49 am | 799 Views | 4 Comments
Deep Sea Fishing Happy Day Today  This report contains photos  
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April 10 at 4:45 pm | 985 Views | 0 Comments
First turkey hunt, first turkey  This report contains photos  
April 10 at 3:41 pm | 1161 Views | 2 Comments
School Trout Inside April Winds  This report contains a video
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Son's first Kill!  This report contains photos  
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