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BY TERRY POPE
Two king mackerel were hauled in
off of area piers last week, the
largest weighing 43 pounds caught
from the Sunset Beach Pier. They
were the first king mackerel caught
off area piers this season.
Raymond Sarvis of Whiteville
caught the 43-pounder Saturday that
measured 5514 inches, said pier
operator Johnny Hill.
"That has to be a record off of this
pier," Hill said. "I've been here
several years, and that's the biggest
one I've seen caught."
Another king mackerel was caught
off Holder. Beach Pier Sunday, said
pier operator Gil Bass. The
1914-pound king was reeled in by
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For the second straight year.
Sunset Beach Pier will retain bragging
rights to landing the season's first
king by less than 24 hours. Ocean Isle
RAYMOND SARVIS of WhltcvUle cai
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supervising repair of the pier her fath
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this year's traditional "First King"
tournament because it is closed for
Kings were not the only fish caught I
last week as the following reports 1
from area piers and marinas show:
Holden Beach Pier <
A father and son team claimed the
two largest catches off of Holden
Beach Pier over the weekend, (
operator Gil Bass reported. 1
In addition to Fred Morrow's 19W i
pound king mackerel, Rex Morrow,
also of Rock Hill, S.C., caught a 10li I
pound bluefish from the pier, Bass
"There are still a few fish biting.
They're not tearing the ocean up,"
Bass said. "A few spots, whiting and
flounder are biting."
The Morrows hooked another king
Sunday they thought was larger than
the one caught. Bass said, but the fish
jght the season's first king mnckerel
f the Sunset Beach Pier.
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Sunset Beach Pter
In addition to landing the season's
irst king, fishermen at Sunset Beach
Pier were also enjoying a good run of
clues, Johnny Hill reported.
"Fishing as a whole has been excellent,"
Inlet View Marina
Boats leaving Inlet View Marina at
Ocean Isle Beach were bringing back
kings averaging in the 10 to 14 pound
range, reported Joe Furr.
Fourteen kings were caught from
the party boat "Rampage" on Friday
while about 50 miles offshore. Funsaid.
The kings are starting to move
inshore, he added.
"I've heard the flounder around
the jetties and the drum are biting
fair," Furr said.
Ocean Isle Marina
Six kings ranging from 10 to 15
pounds were caught from the "Sea
Hawk" about 40 miles offshore over
the weekend, along with several
bonita, reported George Crisp of
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In the surf, drum, trout and
flounder were biting over the
weekend, Crisp said.
The kings should definitely be
moving closer to shore," Crisp said.
Nice weather brought out a "gang of
fishermen" over the weekend, he added.
Patrick Westmoreland of Wilmington,
fishing with his father, Gary
Westmoreland of Monroe, caught a
15-pound king about five miles offshore
Saturday, reported Allison
Hughes of Hughes' Marina at
Among the fish caught over the
weekend were flounder, spots, spottail
drum and black sea bass, Ms.
Hughes said. It was the first king
caught by a boat leaving the marina
this season, she said.
Blues ranging from m to 2 pounds
were caught in the surf, she said,
while the flounder are also growing.
Tripp's Fishing Center
Plenty of flounder were caught
from the Shallotte Kiver and inlets
over the weekend, reported Joyce
I .and of Tripp's Fishing Center at
Val and Judy Edwards of Kannapolis
caught 15 flouder while trolling
the Shallotte River Saturday and
Sunday, Ms I .and reported.
Ed and Betty Taroda of Holden
Beach and their grandson, Kevin
Chilton of Kernersville, caught three
founder Saturday. David Williams
and his daughter, Ann, caught six
flounder while Cris Williams caught
"Everybody is still catching all the
small spots they want," Ms. I and
Tabor City, N.C.
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THIS CATCH OF KINGS and two
and snapper were brought in re
aboard the "Fishing Rod." They t
Bobby Dlsher, Captain Ralph
Members of an Ad Hoe Mcnhadci
Advisory Committee will soon be ar
nounced by Thomas Rhodes
Secretary of the N.C. Department e
Natural Resources and Communit
Formed on the reconunendation c
Date/Day A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M.
Thursday 2 8:77 7:05 12 28 12 44
Friday 3 7 22 7 39 1 23 1 34
Saturday 4 8 14 8 31 2:13 2:24
Sunday 5 9:07 9 42 3 07 3:12
Monday 6 10 00 10 33 3 39 4:01
Tuesday 7 10 33 11 29 4:31 4 31
Wednesday 8 11 49 ? 5:44 3 44
SHAIJjOTTE IN1J7T (Rowan Point)-add
10 mln. high tide, add 28 mln. low tide.
TUBBS INUCT subtract 19 mln huh tide,
subtract 12 mln low tide
IXXXWOOD POLLY?subtract 29 mln
hiKh tide, subtract 12 inln. low title
LITTLE ItlVKIt add 3 mln low tide
RAli) IIK. AD IH1 .AND subtract 17 mln
hlRh tide, subtract 11 mln. low tide.
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aden Committee (
a the N.C. Marine Fisheries Conunisi
sion, the committee will assist the
, commission in development of policy
if nnd management recommendations
y with regard to the menhaden fishery.
Its membership will Include four
if persons reoresentlni! commercial
fishing interests, four representing
recreational fishing interests, and
both a state and federal technical
Dr. Michael K. Orbach, commission
member and chairman of its
Commercial Management Subcommittee,
will chair the advisory committee.
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1, John HuffiiteUer, Charlotte; Jim
;crs, Holdcn Beach; and Mike HuflZoming
Area fishermen criticized the commission
at a recent public hearing,
accusing the state of dragging its
heels in developing regulations to
manage the menhaden fishery. The
commission developed the idea of an
advisory committee, to discover that
only Rhodes, not the commission,
had the authority to create it.
"We are confident," said Rhodes,
"that with the help and advice of concerned
citizens the Marine Fisheries
Commission and this department can
arrive at management decisions
which will be acceptable to and
benefit all concerned "
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