Sarah Gagliardo

Releases – October 27, 2016

North Carolina will remain open for flounder fishing this fall. The state did not close flounder season on Oct. 16 for the recreational hook-and-line and gig fisheries, as was planned. The recreational flounder season will remain open with the current 15-inch minimum size limit and six-fish bag limit. Flounder season will remain open for the […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Releases – October 13, 2016

The United States Attorney’s Office recently announced that in federal court, Dewey W. Willis, Jr., 39, of Newport, pled guilty to federal charges regarding the illegal harvest and sale of Atlantic striped bass from federal waters off the coast of North Carolina during 2010. In February 2010, a Special Agent with the National Oceanic and […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Releases – September 29, 2016

The state division of marine fisheries is reminding anglers that the recreational cobia season closes in state waters on Friday, Sept. 30. Cobia season in federal waters has been closed since June 20 because recreational fishermen exceeded the annual catch limit in 2015. Under the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s accountability measures, when the annual […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Releases – September 15, 2016

There will be a free Trout Surf Fishing seminar with Dr. Bogus on Monday, October 3, 2016, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive. Learn about surf fishing from one of the Crystal Coast’s most renowned experts. Pre-registration is required, and registration is limited to 30 people. […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Releases – September 1, 2016

Sunken vessels, aircraft, train boxcars, and old bridges are all underwater treasures located along North Carolina’s coast, strategically situated to promote fishing opportunities. Now, the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries Artificial Reef Guide will show you where to find them. This new 131-page, full-color guide is printed on waterproof paper and provides detailed information […]