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No red snapper season for 2016, say federal fisheries managers

Fishermen won’t be allowed to keep any red snapper in the Atlantic Ocean this year, after a May 20 announcement from NOAA Fisheries explaining that the total number of fish removed from the population in 2015 exceeded the allowable catch and discard level — somewhat surprising since there was no open season last year.

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May 25 at 10:22 am
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Net-ban bill languishing after being introduced by Fayetteville legislator

Rep. Billy Richardson, (D-Cumberland) said all winter that he planned to introduce a bill to place a net ban referendum on the 2016 fall ballot, and last week, he remained true to his word.

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May 22 at 8:56 pm
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Angler catches huge cobia out of Hatteras

Blake Michael of Poquoson, Va., knew he was headed to Hatteras earlier this week for the catch of a lifetime, but he didn't know it would be a doubleheader. Fishing with his buddy, Bryan Nester, this past Thursday, a few days before marrying his “catch-of-a-lifetime” girlfriend, Hailey Hill, Michael landed a 116.2-pound cobia, missing the state record by slightly more than four ounces.

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May 15 at 12:46 pm
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Private land or game land, late-season turkeys take a different approach

Guide Karl Helmkamp said many hunters who don’t have access to private lands will give up on game lands after the first couple of weeks of turkey season, and that is a mistake. 

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Dead rapper or plastic turkey decoy, Biggie Smalls still has his charms

Not many turkey hunters are fans of The Notorious B.I.G., but if they could see guide Karl Helmkamp’s Biggie Smalls strutting jake decoy in action, they might reconsider. Complimented by Helmkamp’s mastery of the diaphragm call, as seductive as his namesake rapper’s smooth lyrics, Biggie is as smug as plastic and feathers can be and has lured many an unsuspecting gobbler to an early death. 

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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If it makes scents, use it - Scent-enhanced baits that attract different fish

Much like fine perfumes, scented body wash and “Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific” shampoo, not all odors are bad ones. That’s a very basic and simple way to approach scents, but the truth is that beauty is indeed in the nose of the beholder. Something that smells rotten to one fish may be the perfect dinner invite to another. 

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May 05 at 9:00 am
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Oak Island, Ocean Crest pier anglers land first king mackerel of season

Most years the first kings caught from N.C. fishing piers are decked at one of the Oak Island piers and that has happened again this year. 

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May 03 at 10:05 pm
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Late and great - Late-season North Carolina turkeys require different tactics for hunting success

One of the two gobblers that had been responding to Karl Helmkamp’s calls since daylight had gone silent for a while, presumably paired up with a hen, but the other kept gobbling even when he switched tactics and only answered its calls.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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