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Stuff a few mini-peppers

I  was talking with someone the other day, and the subject of aging came up. They asked if it bothered me, and my response was not as long as I get to spend time with people whose company I enjoy and get outside to do things I like. 

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Yesterday at 9:00 am
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Harkers Island holiday treasures - December fishing in Cape Lookout’s inshore waters can be fantastic

Once the weather begins to cool around Thanksgiving, many fishermen clean their gear and winterize their boats for storage until spring. Fishermen who put on a jacket and continue to fish really appreciate this. The shorter lines at launching ramps and reduced competition for preferred spots makes catching a limit of specks and reds much easier.

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December 01 at 7:00 am
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Inshore trawling reduction sought by N.C. Wildlife Federation

The N.C. Wildlife Federation announced on Nov. 2 its plans to file a petition for rule making that would designate all coastal waters along North Carolina’s coast as nursery areas to reduce by-catch mortality due to trawling.

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November 10 at 9:26 pm
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Morehead City angler catches new N.C. state record cubera snapper

The waters off Cape Lookout aren't known for producing lots of cubera snapper, but North Carolina’s last two state records have come from there, and the one Randy Harmon of Morehead City caught on Sept. 28 raised the record 11.5 pounds to 58 pounds. 

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November 10 at 6:57 pm
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3 Marine Fisheries Commission members reappointed, one new member appointed

Gov. Pat McCrory has reappointed three members of the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission, but it was his fourth appointment of Nov. 2 that has commercial-fishing interests seething and recreational fishing interests cheering what appears to be a super-majority on the nine-member board for recreationals.

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November 08 at 2:38 pm
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Slow cook a ‘wurst’ stew

Fall has come to the Carolinas again, and with it comes excellent fishing and hunting. Sportsmen can have their choice of either, from the peaks of the Appalachians to the ocean shore, and all is good. Fishing even extends well beyond the surf breakers to the deep, azure blue of the Gulf Stream.

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November 08 at 9:00 am
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Pennsylvania man sets North Carolina state record with big rainbow runner

Bruce Vosburgh, of Kennett Square, Pa., fishes out of Ocracoke, N.C., several times a year, but his trip on Sept. 12 with his daughter, brother and some friends was special. Fishing aboard the Drumstick with Capt. Marty Baumgaertel, he caught a huge rainbow runner that was later established as the first state record for that species.

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November 05 at 6:56 pm
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Kayak angler catches huge king mackerel near Oak Island

Since early September, kayak anglers near Oak Island, N.C. have been catching mixed bags of king mackerel, bull red drum and false albacore, with all showing on some days. An unusually warm last week of October spurred on the king mackerel bite and fishermen in the plastic boats caught some almost every day, including the huge 38.5 pounder that Jonathan Grady of Fayetteville, N.C. caught on Saturday, Oct. 29.

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November 02 at 1:03 pm
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