June 23, 2017
Topsail/ Sneads Ferry – June 22, 2017Garrison, of , reports that bottom fishermen have been connecting with a nice mix of fish, with spots, sea mullet, red drum, and black drum all taking a variety of natural baits. Bluefish and spanish have been biting in the mornings on Gotcha plugs and diamond jigs.
June 17, 2017
June 16, 2017
Recreational Fishing Alliance
Summer 2017 Making Waves Newsletter
RFA SUMMER 2017 SPOTLIGHT
The latest edition of RFA's Making Waves offers plenty for anglers and business owners
This issue is packed with important reading material so set the newsletter to full screen size and spend some time with it. You'll be glad you did.
From Donofrio's editorial column to features on the current Cobia debacle, more on Red Snapper, the New England haddock season, and more, you'll get information you can't find anywhere else. Among the way you'll be introduced to the newest member of the RFA Board of Directors, Martin Peters from Yamaha Marine Group, and the amazing art of Savio Mizzi -artist, angler and RFA supporter.
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Till next time....
Till next time....
June 12, 2017
Captain Rennie Clark of Tournament Trail Charters along with Captain Jeff Cronk as they chase Redfish in the shallow waters around Topsail Island and Sneads Ferry. Great action and techniques!
June 9, 2017
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May 9, 2017
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May 4, 2017
New bluefish release category added to N.C. Saltwater Fishing Tournament
MOREHEAD CITY – Anglers can soon be recognized for releasing large bluefish.
The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Saltwater Fishing Tournament, known commonly as the Citation Program, will add a bluefish release category beginning May 15. Anglers can receive a citation (certificate) for the release of a bluefish that measures 34 inches or longer.
Currently, citations are given only to anglers who catch and keep a bluefish that weighs at least 15 pounds.
The new release category brings the total number of release species in the program to 20. The release category is meant to encourage anglers to practice catch and release.
The Saltwater Fishing Tournament recognizes exceptional catches of North Carolina’s most popular sport fish.
The tournament runs from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 each year and is open to any angler, except those who captain or work on a for-hire vessel or those who sell their fish.
To qualify for a citation, the fish must be caught on hook and line, landed without the use of electric or hydraulic equipment and meet the program size requirements. Landed fish must be weighed at an official weigh station and then recorded on an official application form. For released fish, the angler or mate must touch the fish or the leader, measure the fish and release it, then the angler and a witness must fill out and sign an application at an official weigh station.
Click here for more information on the N.C. Saltwater Fishing Tournament.
Website: http://www.deq. nc.gov
1601 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699
Public Information Officer
Division of Marine Fisheries