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Gulf Council Convenes its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees The Sept. 17-18meeting will be held at the Gulf Council's office at 4107 W. Spruce Street, Suite 200 in Tampa, FL. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will host a meeting of its Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees. The meeting will convene...
During their summer meeting in August, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) approved Addendum VI to Amendment 6 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Striped Bass. This action was taken in response to the findings of the 2018 benchmark stock assessment for striped bass which found the stock to be overfished and overfishing occurring. Such designations...
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Mark Davis - BigWater Adventures discuss the impact the dimeter of leader line material has on fishing.    
  Information on Southern Flounder Amendment N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission statement (8/23/19): The N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission adopted the Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Amendment 2 as proposed by the Division of Marine Fisheries, giving the director of the Division of Marine Fisheries flexibility with the commercial and recreational seasons so long as they meet the statutorily required harvest reductions. The Division...
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The Salt Fever - John Deshauteurs - Professional Kayak Angler John's passion for Kayak fishing started at 16 years old. Kayak fishing changed his life and allowed him to dream. Watch to see how a young man from Mississippi followed his heart and dreams of being in the fishing industry.    
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So what is the “North Carolina Governors Cup”? If you Billfish in North Carolina you are familiar with “G&R” Entertainment and the dynamic duo of George & Randy. The North Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Conservation Series is an annual sportfishing series operating cooperatively with eight major billfish tournaments held along the Tar Heel coast. The Series, managed by the Division of Marine...
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM NOAA: Beginning June 1, 2019, the General Category daily retention limit for large medium or giant bluefin tuna will be 3 fish per vessel per day/trip. For further information Read Below: General Category Limit Will Start at Three Large Medium or Giant Bluefin Tuna Per Vessel Per Day/Trip Beginning June 1 NOAA Fisheries is adjusting the Atlantic bluefin tuna...
May 1, 2019 - North Carolina Coast - For those of you waiting to hear of reports of cobia in North Carolina well ... here it is. Over the last few days, we started seeing reports of Cobia being caught from Atlantic Beach to the Outer Banks. Matt Lamb at Chasin Tails Outdoors in Atlantic Beach posted today a video of...
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Many fishermen along the south Atlantic Coast are looking forward to May 1 - especially fishermen from the Tar Heel State.  Two of the most popular fishing seasons will open then and both saw some changes over the winter.  There wasn't anything in the changes that will affect the regulations right away, but things may change before their scheduled...
In my previous article, I talked about several ways to modify your downriggers, specifically to switch them to running monofilament line as opposed to the wire that comes on them and will chafe any mono that runs across it to the point of breaking.  Now that you have this done, why not set up the release with minimal hardware...

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Coast Guard Auxiliary to hold Radio Communications Day in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard Auxiliary is scheduled to hold a Radio Communications Day for the public at Coast Guard Station New Orleans...