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Offshore Fishing Hits High
Gear With Great Weather
IIY JAM1K MILI.IKKN
Offshore fishing hit high gear along the South Brunswick Islands this
Fair weather the entire week gave anglers the freedom to gel oil shore.
Everyone had little problem tn catching their limit of king mackerel.
One captain reported that he encoun
tered a sch<x)l of kings so big that they
were churning the surface of the water
CAPTAIN like a sch<x>l of Spanish. Most of this
lAMIP'Q fishing action was taking place between
27 miles and 32 miles offshore.
OFFSHORE ? ? ? ?
piqHiNp Fishing inshore heated up also this
week, with the first appearance of
REPORT Spanish mackerel.
Scores of Spanish were taken this
week nglit off the butch. The water
temperature has finally reached the
high 60s. Boy, it took long enough, didn't it?
If you're considering a fishing trip for Spanish, be sure to include a small
plainer. Most of the fish caught this weekend were down deep.
? ? ? ?
The blue water fishing was good also. 1 heard of many wahoos and yel
low-fin tuna being caught. A rumor circulating this week suggested an 80
pound dolphin had been taken from "the Georgetown Hole." but I have not
been able to confirm that. If it is true, that is surely the largest one that 1
have ever heard of.
For those of you who know what kind of fight that a dolphin puts up, can
you imagine what an 80-pounder would do? I've always said that if Ciod
made them 1 (X) pounds you just could not catch one!
? ? ? ?
May is our big marlin month, so get ready to hear some big fish stories.
The Harbourgalc Billfish Tournament is May 14-17. The South Brunswick
Islands area is always well represented in that tournament. So gcxxl luck,
Well, that covers it for this week. I will see you next week. Food fishin'
and good luck "Jolly Mon".
FISHING POTS ALLOWED
Area Waters Are Closed
Trawling For Shrimp and Crab
Suite fisheries officials will close
some waters to shrimp and crab
trawling and open others for crab,
fish and shrimp pots effective Fri
In Brunswick County, the N.C.
Division of Marine Fisheries will al
low the use of fishing pots through
the end of October in all designated
nursery and shellfish management
areas and coastal fishing waters
closed to trawling.
All local waters will be closcd to
shrimp and crab trawling Friday ex
cept a pan of Bonaparte Creek,
Lockwood Folly and Shallotte inlets
and the Eastern Channel near Lock
Other areas remaining open in
clude the Atlantic Intracoastal
Waterway channel, the Elizabeth
River channel, lower Dutchman
Creek and a section of the Cape Fear
River including Muddy Slough, Still
Creek and Cedar Creek.
The state will allow fishing pots
in pan of Bonaparte Creek, Shallotte
Inlet, Eastern Channel, Elizabeth
River, Bay Creek, Cape Creek, Bald
Head Creek, Buzzard's Bay, Middle
Bay and part of Cape Fear River.
Fishing pots aren't allowed to be
set in any marked navigation chan
nel, in the middle third of any other
channel or any other spot where they
may create a hazard to boaters.
PHOTO BY SUSAN USHE R
Returns To Fishing
Eighty-year-old Mildred Mason (right) came to Holden Heach
from High Point during Easter week for her first fishing trip in
many years. Her daughter, Edith Cecil, accompanied her hut said,
" I don't like fishing at all, but Mother has always loved it."
Calabash EMS Sets Fund Drive
Calabash Volunteer Emergency
Medical Service (EMS) will hold its
annual fund drive in Carolina Shores
in May, with envelopes for dona
tions to be left with the monthly
newsletter, according to secretary
Chief Marie Christy and EMT-1
Larry James attended a training
meeting over the weekend in Fayet
tcville. They will provide informa
tion from the seminar to the rest of
Al the April 16 board of directors
meeting, Christy reported that the
squad answered 32 calls in March,
including 18 in Calabash and six in
Volunteers worked 1 14 hours and
traveled 1,066 miles during the
month, according to Christy's re
President Kalhy Morfit said the
annual general membership meeting
will be Tuesday, June 2, at the squad
The board of directors have ac
cepted an invitation to participate in
the Calabash festival Aug. 14-16.
The rescue squad will offer free
blood pressure checks and display
its new ambulance and defibrillator.
SHAI.LOTTF. INLF.T? add 17 mm.
high lide, add 32 min. low tide.
LQCKWOOD FOLLY? subtract 22
min. high tide, subtract 8 nun. low tide.
BALD HEAD ISLAND ? subtract 10
min. high tide, subtract 7 min low tide.
SOLTHPOKT ? add 7 min. high tide,
add 15 mm. low tide.
UTTLH RIVER? add 7 min. high
tide, add 7 min. low tide.
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