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Page g-B-THE BRUNSWICK BEACC
BY TERRY POPE
Fishermen braving the 90-degree
weather over the weekend were bringing
back king and Spanish
mackerel from offshore and spots
and flounder from inside fishing
For the most part though, it was as
Allicnn MiiohoQ of Huohoa' Marine at
Shaliotte Point reported Monday
morning?most fishermen just talked
about fishing this weekend instead
of going outside in the heat.
One 44-pound king was caught offshore
by Stacy Gregory of
Wadesboro, reported George Crisp of
Ocean Isle Marina. Gregory was
fishing with Sammy Sessions and
family of Ocean Isle Beach.
Here are the reports from area
piers and marinas:
Holden Beach Pier
Alma Goode of Salisbury caught an
IB-pound king from the Holden Beach
Pier last Friday, reported pier
operator Gil Bass.
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"The fish are biting a little bit better
than they were," Bass said. People
were also catching "regular size"
blues over the weekend instead of the
larger ones, he said.
A few flounder were also caught,
along with spots, he added.
Ocean Isle Marina
In addition to Gregory's 44-pound
king mackerel, which was caught
about 18 miles offshore, there were
also Spanish mackerel caught over
the weekend, George Crisp reported.
A "few stragglers" were also
caught closer to shore, he said.
Fishermen also brought back large
Inside, flounder and spots were
biting for those braving the heat.
Sunset Beach Pier
Fishing was "kind of mediocre last
week," reported Johnny Hill of the
Sunset Beach Pier.
Jerry Hunt of Rowland caught the
only king mackerel from the pier last
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1 thin Imu-pound flounder.
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ROBERY BURKE of Sanford braved the
fishing pier with sun shades, straw hat a
week, a 15Mc~pcunder cou^nt bstur- ti
day, Hill reported.
Trout, spots and whitings were also d
biting "on and off" throughout the si
week, he said.
Inlet View Marina
Boats fishing offshore were fs
averaging about three to five good fl
size king mackerel each, reported A
Joe Furr of Inlet View Marina at S
No Spanish have been caught by ti
boats leaving the marina, Furr said, r
"They arc off of l>ong Beach," he a
said, "but not any have moved down
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Inshore, the "jetties are still proucing
trout and flounder," Furr
Gary Westmoreland and family
om Charlotte caught the mast
ounder over the weekend, reported
llison Hughes of Hughes' Marina at
Outside, Churlie Smith of FayetL'ville
caught six or seven king
nackerel ranging from ten pounds
ind up, Ms. Hughes said.
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"Some fish were caught, but not as
any as last week," she added.
Tripp's Fishing Center
The full moon hurt fishing during
le daylight hours, reported Joyce
and of Tripp's Fishing Center at
Most of the fish are feeding at night
ith the full moon, Ms. Land said.
owever, there were a few notable
Dunder catches over the weekend.
Fishermen enjoying nice catches
iclude: Pam and Bob Searle, 11
ounder; Rick Burriss, seven
ounder; Ricky Lefler of Albemarle,
x flounder, and Barry Frink and
arty of Shallotte, 14 flounder.
Topic Of Jun
Conflicts in the menhaden fishery
rere discussed May 29 in Greenville
y two committees of the N.C.
larine Fisheries Commission.
The full commission will consider
tree recommendations for possible
egulations made May 29 at its June
4-15 meeting in Moorehead City.
The changes would be:
(1) no menhaden fishing on
weekends during the summer montis
from sunset Friday to sunrise
londay, Memorial Day through
abor Day; (2) no menhaden fishing
i-ithin 15 miles of the point of origin
f major fishing tournaments; and,
3) all the menhaden fishing comanies
fishing in North Carolina sign
icmoranda of understanding with
tie coastal communities off whose
hores they fish.
These would include provisions for
he recording of information concering
fish spills to be kept by the com
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Fishing may not have improved
last week, but it didn't get any worse
either, reported Pete Singletary of
Capt. Pete's Marina at Holden
Offshore, the party boats were bringing
back both Spanish and king
mackerel along with plenty of bottom
fish, Singletary reported.
Inshore, the blues have dropped off
while the flounder fishing may have
improved, he added. One couple
caught 12 flounder while trolling the
waterway Saturday, he said.
"There are less per boat,"
Singletary said, "but there are more
people at it."
panies and submitted to the Division
of Marine Fisheries, notification by
the companies to state and local
government officials concerning fish
spills, and agreements concerning
responsibility for the cleanup of anyfish
spill which reaches the beach.
Present recommendations would
address multiple use conflicts only,
and that the broader biological and
ornnnmif icciipc in tho fichnrv uiaiiIH
be taken up by the commission over
If the commission accepts the
recommendations at the June
meeting, it would be September
before all legal steps could be completed,
and the regulations become
effective, including a public hearing.
The menhaden companies have
agreed to voluntarily observe any of
the three recommendations that
might be accepted by the commission
during the 1985 summer season.
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