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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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7 hours ago
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Try upside-down trick to land big fish

When you bring a really big fish close to the boat, chances are it’s not excited about coming onboard. This is often when they put up their biggest fight, and is also a common time when many anglers lose their biggest fish. One simple tip will help you land more big fish at the boat.

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7 hours ago
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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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Catch Carolina Beach speckled trout with these lures and tips

By the time day broke over Buzzard’s Bay on Tuesday morning, Lewis Emery of Tails Up Charters in Carolina Beach and his buddy, Larry Essick, already had a handful of speckled trout in the boat — and neither was surprised.

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May 20 at 8:34 am
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N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission votes to keep cobia fishing open, go out of compliance with feds

The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission voted Thursday at a meeting in Morehead City to keep its cobia fishery open in state waters beyond the federally mandated June 20 closure, going out of compliance with the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council.

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May 20 at 1:14 am
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NCWRC offering 14 outdoors programs throughout June

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering 14 outdoors public programs in June at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education in Transylvania County.

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May 19 at 9:14 am
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Delayed-harvest trout waters open under hatchery-supported regulations June 4

On June 4 the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open 34 trout streams and two lakes classified as delayed-harvest trout waters under hatchery-supported regulations.

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May 17 at 3:27 pm
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NCWRC offering free fishing workshops in June

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two free fishing workshops in June at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, in Fayetteville. 

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May 16 at 9:14 am
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