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Flounder limit reduced to four because of overfishing

A major reduction is coming to the recreational flounder bag limit in North Carolina. Starting March 1, anglers may only take four fish per person, per day, down from six, because federal fisheries managers decided that summer flounder are being overfished.

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3 hours ago
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Upsize your offerings for big crappie

Several years ago, I had the opportunity to handle a really big crappie. A local fisherman, a retired preacher in his 80s who spent almost every morning on the pier at a municipal lake, caught a 3-pound, 7-ounce slab that broke the lake record.

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12 hours ago
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Go surfing for hungry, winter reds

Saltwater fishermen are plenty familiar with schools of red drum in the shallows of coastal marshes that get spooky because of fishing pressure and clear water.

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13 hours ago
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For the best in February bass, follow these five tips

Why do bass fishermen circle February on the calendar? Maybe because cabin fever has reached the point where it’s breaking down all of their fishing blood cells, and they’ve got to get on the water for an antidote? 

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13 hours ago
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Warm Sutton Lake provides winter change of pace

Sutton Lake is a winter fishing oasis, an 1,100-acre cooling resevoir for Duke Energy’s L.V. Sutton Power Plant near Wilmington, N.C., Sutton remains warm through the winter, with February water temperatures usually in the 70s or low 80s, which gives a summertime feel to fishing, with fish active in the warm water.

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13 hours ago
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Fishing school scheduled for Winston-Salem March 18

If you live in North Carolina’s Piedmont, love fishing and have been looking for ways to catch more fish, you don’t have to travel very far.

Triad Saltwater Anglers is holding a fishing school on March 18 at the Quality Inn and Suites in Winston-Salem, N.C. Registration will begin at 8 a.m.

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14 hours ago
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Lake Murray's winter crappie fishing an awful lot like spring

Don’t call it a comeback. Lake Murray’s crappie fishing is still going strong since the unusually mild winter has kept water temperatures higher than normal. The action is expected to get even better as spawning season nears.

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Yesterday at 7:37 am
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2017 Roanoke River Management Area striped bass season opens March 1

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the entire Roanoke River Management Area to striped bass harvest from March 1 through April 30, unless closed or extended through proclamation. The Roanoke River Management Area includes the Roanoke River and tributaries from Roanoke Rapids Lake Dam downstream to Albemarle Sound, including the Cashie, Middle and Eastmost rivers.

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