With Passage Blocked, Coast Guard Closes Oregon Inlet: Outerbanksvoice.com

   Oregon Inlet is closed to vessels drawing more than 2 feet, essentially shutting down the charter fishing fleet with four days left in the bluefin tuna season and as Easter week approaches. Petty Officer Kathryn Bruner with the Coast Guard in Wilmington said Saturday that the closing was prompted by the latest U.S. Army Corps…

Anglers Reel In over 5000 Citations in 2014

By Posted by Lynn Burke, Community Contributor Fishing Anglers registered 5,040 trophy-size fish for Citation awards during the 57th Annual Virginia Saltwater Fishing Tournament that ran from January 1st through December 31st 2014. This was slightly below the 10-year average (2004-2013) of 5,219 Citations and represents an 18% reduction in Citation number from 2013. As…

Outdoors groups join on youth fishing outreach

Two natural resources organizations joined forces to get kids fishing in an effort to connect a generation — increasingly growing disconnected from the outdoors — to nature. The National Professional Anglers Association and the The National Professional Anglers Association recently linked forces to “reach out to a whole generation of kids with no connection to the outdoors,”Wildlife Federation…

NCDMF tags more than 1,000 ocean stripers to study migration

CRFL money funds study of declining population of rockfish - See more at: http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com/details.php?id=4824#sthash.TJBIMs3R.dpuf Rob Alderman 19 hours ago I recently had the opportunity to go on a couple of the 10 fishing trips that are part of a program funded by sales of North Carolina’s Coastal Recreational Fishing License to catch and tag coastal…

N.C. man nabs two massive bluefin tuna two days in a row

By Will Doran, The News & Observer Tribune News Service © January 21, 2015FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. There’s a reason bluefin tuna is expensive. The massive fish are strong, fast and difficult to catch. When Jason Davis set out on his first tuna fishing trip earlier this month, he knew he’d be fighting an uphill battle. That’s…

More Menhaden Than Expected

By PAMELA D'ANGELO Atlantic Menhaden, the tiny fish that, two years ago, created big trouble between Chesapeake Bay environmentalists and commercial fishermen, is surfacing once more. Scientists have found new data that may prove there's more of the fish than once thought. Atlantic Menhaden. Photo by Flickr user Brian Gratwicke. Credit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Menhaden is eaten…