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The house gamefish bill would create more jobs at the coast and more taxable income for the state if it is passed and protects red drum (above), along with spotted seatrout and striped bass.
Gamefish proposal seen as jobs bill by House sponsor
The scheduled public hearing for the North Carolina House of Representatives bill that would designate red drum, speckled trout and striped bass as gamefish in North Carolina coastal waters was postponed.
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Wahoo remain the main big fish caught offshore at the Crystal Coast. Blackfin, wahoo main Morehead catches
When the weather allows it, Capt. Tony Ross of Atlantic Beach said he has good March days offshore catching wahoos and blackfin tunas for his fishing clients.
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It takes more than one man to display a cat this size Virginia Blue Catfish goes 109-pounds
If Tony Milam and Michael “Chubbs” Reaves had been fishing out of one of the landings on the North Carolina south side of Kerr Lake, the Tarheel State would have a new state-record blue catfish. As it is, the 109-pound monster that Milam caught on March 17 has been certified as Virginia’s new state record for blue catfish because the two fishermen from South Boston, Va., began and ended their trip on the Virginia side of the lake.
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A special women-only weekend of fly fishing on the Davidson River promotes the outdoors Women-Only weekend of Fly fishing set for April 1 - 3
The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, conducted by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, will offer a special fly-fishing weekend camping trip for women on April 1-3 in the mountains.
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Crappie fisherman Alvin Williams held on against this bass using a crappie jig and an ultra-light rod High Rock lake produces 11.2-pound bass
High Rock Lake is one of the most-heavily pressured reservoirs within North Carolina’s borders. At least a dozen bass tournaments a week run out of the various marinas and boat landings around the 15,000-acre impoundment, and even with catch-and-release, a 10-pound bass is as rare as a hen’s tooth.
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Anglers may keep only five black sea bass per day beginning June 1, 2011 SAFMC proposes reduction in black sea bass limits
At its March meeting in St. Simons Island, Ga., the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (SAFMC) reviewed and voted on several measures that will affect fishermen on the east coast from Florida to North Carolina, including a reduction in the daily creel limit for black sea bass to make sure the fishery is not forced to close as it was this past winter.
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Because of legal wrangling, angler John Parks (left) and Capt. Ed Petrelli of the Carnivore are still waiting for a huge chunk of prize money Lawsuit over Big Rock disqualification is dismissed
A superior court judge in Carteret County has dismissed a lawsuit against the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament stemming from the disqualification of last year’s apparent winner, but the losing side isn’t giving up.
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Red drum remain about the only inshore fish anglers are pursuing along the southeastern coast. Reds main fare at SE coast; anglers await April, May
Anglers at Southport are concentrating mostly on red drum now as that’s the main inshore saltwater fish available.
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Oklahoma pro Edwin Evers took advantage of a stumble by Texas' Alton Jones to win the second stop of the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series and clinch an automatic berth in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic. Evers clinches Elite Series win, earns 2012 Bassmaster Classic berth
Targeting the backwaters of the St. Johns River system, and finding an 8-3 “mule” on the last day led Edwin Evers of Talala, Okla., to the win Sunday in the Power-Pole Citrus Slam with 77 pounds, 1 ounce, shutting out three-day leader Alton Jones and hard-charging Terry Scroggins. Trailing Jones by about 2 1/2 pounds before Sunday’s finale, Evers sealed his sixth Bassmaster win by overtaking Jones and besting him by more than 3 pounds. Jones ended in third place with 73-12, leaving second place to Scroggins, who had 74-3.
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Texas' Alton Jones didn't give up any ground on the second day of the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on Florida's St. Johns River, extending his lead. Jones goes into second day leading Bassmaster Elite Series stop on St. Johns River
Alton Jones has a plan, and he’s sticking to it. After all, it’s taken the pro from Waco, Texas, into the lead for two days running at the March 17-20 Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the St. Johns River. Yesterday (March 18), Jones brought in 22 pounds, 13 ounces, more than enough to repeat his Day One lead. His 49-6 total over two days put a distance of 7 pounds, 9 ounces, between him and J. Todd Tucker of Moultrie, Ga., who had 41-13 for second place. In third place with 40-0 was Terry Scroggins of Palatka, Fla., the hometown pro who has a rich history to tap into, and a seemingly infinite number of spots to go to up and down the river.
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Texas' Alton Jones took the first-day lead of the second stop in the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series trail yesterday (March 17). Alton Jones leads Elite Series stop on St. Johns River
Keying on bedding bass, Alton Jones of Waco, Texas, led with 26 pounds, 9 ounces after the first day of the Bassmaster Elite Series stop on the St. Johns River. “I always say that the three most important things in fishing are location, location, location,” Jones said. “That was certainly the case today.”
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