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BY TERRY POPE
Flounder and large blues are filling
the order for fishermen in the South
While king mackerel fishing slowed
last week, fishermen trolling the
rivers and waterways reported large
catches of flounder and drum. Blues
were biting both offshore and from
area piers with the largest reported
at Sunset Beach Pier, a 12l4-pounder.
Five kings were caught off the
Holden Beach Pier last week. Here
are the reports from area piers and
Holden Beach Pier
risrung siowea trom me pier last
week except for an occasional blue or
king mackerel, reported Uti Bass.
Five kings ranging from 19 to 24
pounds were caught from the pier, he
Two or three large blues, ranging
from nine to ten pounds were also
caught, Bass said. However, the spot
fishing has slowed.
Ocean Isle Marina
Ralph Sipes, Lane Tucker and
Sammy Sessions of Ocean Isle
brought back king mackerel over the
weekend while fishing offshore,
reported George Crisp. The black
fish are doing really well offshore, he
"The spots, flounder and drum are
biting better than average," Crisp
said. Fishermen are catching drum
around the bridge pilings and in the
inlets. Croakers were also biting
good for the first time last week,
Sunset Beach Pier
Dick Tarleton of Seaside caught a
12^-pound blue from the Sunset
Beach Pier last week, reported
The N.C. Saltwater Fishing
Federation, which hcid its annual
meeting at I-ong Beach earlier this
spring, has donated $750 toward a
UNC Sea Grant study to examine the
economics of the state's recreational
Sea Grant researcher Jeff
Johnson, an anthropologist at East
Carolina Unviersity, will compile information
on the number of boating
manufacturers, the people they
employ and the money the industry
The study should complement an
earlier Sea Grant study of the state's
recreational sound fishery.
"This study will provide informaThis
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FISHING FOR FLOUNDER off the
dock at Hughes Marina last Wednesday
morning, Kathleen Inman of
Whitcville reeled in this good-sized
r.pettni! druin inslcsd.
Johnny Hill. There was a good run on
blues last week, he said.
No kings were caught from the pier
last week, but the blues and spots
were biting well. Hill reported.
"As a whole, it's been pretty good
fishing," Hill said.
Inlet View Marina
The "weather won" most of last
week for fishermen hoping to fish offshore
for kings, reported marina
operator Joe Furr.
A couple of kings were caught
about ten mslcs offshore on bunday,
"The bottom fishing has been good,
but nothing to brag about." Furr
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tion which sport fishermen can present
to the legislature and to the
fisheries commission to support the
assertion that the recreational industry
is very large," said Federation
President Bob Strykcr. "It may
help support the contention that we
need more funding and more
management in the recreational
Follow Safe I
Safe boating starts at home, says
the U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 1(M)8 in
"As the trip to the water is planned,
we must first think of the trailer,
then the engine and the boat itself,"
said John F. I Jack) Ziefel, public affairs
officer. "Last, you must ask
yourself, 'Is it a safe day for
To help boaters steer a steady
course of safety. Ziefel offers a free
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Kurt Hacker of Shallotte Point
went trolling up and down the
Shallotte River over the weekend and
caught 16 flounder off of live min- |
nows, he reported from Hughes' |
Flounder were biting real well I
from the river over the weekend. |
Some boaters docking at the marina
also brought back kings from offshore
over the weekend.
Capt. Pete's Marina
The party boats leaving Capt.
Pete's at Ilolden Beach had better
iuck iasi week than ihey uiu this
week, reported Pete Singletary.
One couple trolling and drift
fishing the waterway last week
caught 15 flounder, Singletary
reported. Spots were also biting last
week, he added.
On Sunday, one offshore boat
brought back large ulues, but no
kings, he said.
Tripp's Fishing Center
B.D. Phelps of Cheraw, S.C.,
caught ten flounder Sunday while
fishing the Shallotte River, reported
Joyce I .and at Tripp's Fishing Center
at Shallotte Point.
David Williams and Mike Brown of
Shallotte Point also caught two large
flounder Sunday. Amy and Chris
Williams, aiso of Shallotte Point,
reeled in three flounder Saturday,
Ms. land reported.
Paul Floyd of Shallotte Point
caught seven flounder Sunday while
Mr. and Mrs. O.M. Hice of Granite
Falls and Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Craven
of Greensboro caught five flounder.
The UNC Sea Grant College ProL?rj*m
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federal venture in conjuction with
land grant colleges. It works to promote
the wise use and development
of the state's coastal and marine
resources through research, education
booklet published by the U.S. Coast
Guard, "Federal Requirements for
Recreational Boats." The booklet
describes the equipment required on
boats of certain sizes, reviews applicable
laws and offers helpful hints
for safety while afloat.
To receive a copy at no charge,
send a postcard with your name and
address to John F. Zicfel, 309 Waterway
Drive, Sunset Beach, N.C. 28459.
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ONE FLOUNDER DIDN'T SLIP the
reel in the waters off the Hughes
Marina dock, where restaurant
employee Mary Gray caught this
seven- to eight-pound flounder.
Close May 18
Local shrimpers have until one
hour after sunset Saturday, May 18.
to net a share of the limited [link
shrimp now offshore.
As of May 5, both the Intracoastal
Waterway from the Ocean Isle Beach
Bridge to the South Carolina line and
Bonaparte Creek from the waterway
to little Kiver Inlet are open to both
shrimping and shrimp trawling.
The areas will be closed in advance
of the expected arrival of large con
centrations of small brown shrimp to
The proclamation was issued by
the N.C. Department of Natural
Resources and Community Development.
Open areas have been marked to
the extent |>osslt>lo, but lack of sl^ns
or their relocation will not change the
areas effected by the proclamation.
Maps of the open area will take
prevalence over the slt;ns In case of a
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