Category: Angling News

NC Marine Fisheries Commission Reopen Ocean Striped Bass Trawl Fishery

MOREHEAD CITY – The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has instructed the director of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries to reopen the state’s ocean striped bass trawl fishery to allow the remaining quota to be caught. The commission voted 6-2 Friday to allow the fishery to reopen, adding the requirement for 30-minute tow times, to …

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HATTERAS REPORT – BLUEFIN!

Saturday and Sunday February 12-13, 2011 brought great weather and lots of hungry Bluefin! There’s tons of bait holding in the area, the monster fish are moving in and the bite is on! Several “BIG” fish were caught over the weekend! The action should concentrate around the North East Rocks off Hatteras. The fish should …

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NC State Record Rockfish Video

Keith Angel and his 64 pound Striper! He is fishing with Devin Cage on his sportfisherman, The Poacher. The fish was weighed at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, where certification forms were filled out by the state’s Marine Fisheries Division and Wildlife Resources Commission.

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Hot Ditch Strictly a Catch and Release Fishery

By Dr. Julie Ball VBSF.net fishing report contributor and IGFA Representative, Virginia Beach I was invited by Dominion Power to attend a media briefing/fishing event at the Hot Ditch this week. The event was hosted for outdoor writers from the area in order to highlight the company’s new policy for fishing on Dominion property. The …

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VMRC Meeting

VMRC Finfish Management Advisory Committee Meeting Update Flounder, Speckled Trout By Dr. Ken Neill, III Flounder: Virginia anglers have come in well under their quota the past couple of years (according to survey data that is always questionable). Added to this is a coastwide increase of 35%. This allows Virginia to more than double this …

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