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  Topic: NEW FISHING LICENSE NEEDED
BaitWaster

Replies: 6
Views: 618

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:16 pm   Subject: NEW FISHING LICENSE NEEDED
Funny, the giggers don't seem to have any trouble stabbing flounder.
  Topic: Sunglasses..........costa
BaitWaster

Replies: 25
Views: 866

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:00 am   Subject: Sunglasses..........costa
Outlived mine on a cracked temple piece after 18 months. Other side failed as well as replacement, so I say material/design issue.

Salt Life with Zeiss sound interesting but don't do "Salt L ...
  Topic: NEW FISHING LICENSE NEEDED
BaitWaster

Replies: 6
Views: 618

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:39 pm   Subject: NEW FISHING LICENSE NEEDED
So you are suggesting a "catching" license vs. a fishing license?

Maybe also introduce a killing license for those that hunt but don't find a buck worth harvesting.
  Topic: NOAA plans for NC sanctuary expansion
BaitWaster

Replies: 9
Views: 1079

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:04 pm   Subject: NOAA plans for NC sanctuary expansion
Scuba folks are all over this.

Wish NOAA would spend their resources maintaining and adding additional weather buoys to assist the public vs. designing more ways to restrict public access.
  Topic: Dallas favored to win against Carolina
BaitWaster

Replies: 27
Views: 16717

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:50 pm   Subject: Dallas favored to win against Carolina
If the Dallas line doesn't block then Romo's season will be over. No few games this go round. And if he throws 2 picks against us like he did Sunday then they don't have a chance. Final score: Caroli ...
  Topic: DMF - Panel approves flounder catch restrictions starting Jan. 1
BaitWaster

Replies: 31
Views: 21959

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:17 pm   Subject: DMF - Panel approves flounder catch restrictions starting Jan. 1
What has TAL been in the past? Who monitors it and how will the 38% reduction be enforced?
No TAL in the past.

Think they are using the (?) 5 year average of pound net landings from the commerci ...
  Topic: DMF - Panel approves flounder catch restrictions starting Jan. 1
BaitWaster

Replies: 31
Views: 21959

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:23 pm   Subject: DMF - Panel approves flounder catch restrictions starting Jan. 1
Ditto ^^^
  Topic: DMF - Panel approves flounder catch restrictions starting Jan. 1
BaitWaster

Replies: 31
Views: 21959

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:29 pm   Subject: DMF - Panel approves flounder catch restrictions starting Jan. 1
Baitwaster...Will the pound net TAL be separate from a gig TAL or are the gigged fish included in the net TAL.If they are separate TALs,how will the gig closure be determined after Oct 16 when nets cl ...
  Topic: DMF - Panel approves flounder catch restrictions starting Jan. 1
BaitWaster

Replies: 31
Views: 21959

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:12 pm   Subject: DMF - Panel approves flounder catch restrictions starting Jan. 1
So no flounder fishing, gigging or netting for anyone from oct 16 to jan1.

Is this right??

Correct.

Incorrect.

Commercial gigging can continue after Oct 16 if the poundnet TAL is not f ...
  Topic: Net Effect ~~ WRAL documentary
BaitWaster

Replies: 89
Views: 27336

PostForum: RFA-NC   Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:57 pm   Subject: Net Effect ~~ WRAL documentary
http://www.wral.com/news/local/documentaries/
  Topic: Reel shallow water grouper
BaitWaster

Replies: 20
Views: 8092

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:16 pm   Subject: Reel shallow water grouper
I thought juvenile gags hung around structure vs. open water where trawls work.
  Topic: Maritime Law regarding Distance Boats Must Keep from Fishing Piers
BaitWaster

Replies: 28
Views: 5844

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:19 pm   Subject: Maritime Law regarding Distance Boats Must Keep from Fishing Piers
The Surf City reg has to do with commercial fishing. Page 48
"B) Surf City:
(i) From January 1 to June 30, that area around the Surf City Fishing Pier bordered on the offshore side by a line ...
  Topic: Maritime Law regarding Distance Boats Must Keep from Fishing Piers
BaitWaster

Replies: 28
Views: 5844

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:19 pm   Subject: Maritime Law regarding Distance Boats Must Keep from Fishing Piers
Have thrown 678' back in the day with a 5 1/4 weight with ~ 12# mono with a 6500 ABU. Without the line attached no clue. And I've considered myself a high, middlining caster.

But act like you ...
  Topic: Maritime Law regarding Distance Boats Must Keep from Fishing Piers
BaitWaster

Replies: 28
Views: 5844

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:02 pm   Subject: Maritime Law regarding Distance Boats Must Keep from Fishing Piers
Common sense. 1/2 mile minimum. Why closer in a boat?

If I was on a pier with an anchor rig I could pop of a weight and get it to travel 600-800 ft easily.

If in a boat, stay away from the ...
  Topic: Mislabeled Shrimp Leads To Big Fine
BaitWaster

Replies: 9
Views: 3350

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:46 pm   Subject: Mislabeled Shrimp Leads To Big Fine
There are only 2 ways to be sure your seafood is fresh and local. Catch it yourself or buy it at the dock from a boat you know.
Buy heads-on.
  Topic: 4 rods for sale - TFO & Quantum Boca
BaitWaster

Replies: 0
Views: 1206

PostForum: Buy, Sell or Trade....   Posted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 1:57 pm   Subject: 4 rods for sale - TFO & Quantum Boca
Two (2) Temple Fork Outfitters (TFO) GTS SWS 705 rods.

70 one-piece. Line Wt 8-17 lb., Lure Wt. 3/8 1 oz.

Excellent condition. Recommended by Capt Dubiel for old drum popping corks.
...
  Topic: MFC Inactions
BaitWaster

Replies: 11
Views: 478

PostForum: The Bilge   Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 8:35 pm   Subject: MFC Inactions
Southern flounder are not at any risk of extinction. Harvest has been stable for years but, per the available data, are overfished and not at the levels they should be.

MFC is following the proce ...
  Topic: New Recreational Fishing Regulation???
BaitWaster

Replies: 126
Views: 3552

PostForum: The Bilge   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:20 am   Subject: New Recreational Fishing Regulation???
With JEA the state enters into an agreement with NMFS/Feds to perform certain services, e.g., inspecting snapper/grouper at fish houses and, I think, at sea. Speculation, but guess they could inspect ...
  Topic: Morehead City/Beaufort Boat Access
BaitWaster

Replies: 8
Views: 3446

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:35 pm   Subject: Morehead City/Beaufort Boat Access
Very good public boat ramp on Taylor's Creek.

Unfortunately there is usually a lot of shoaling at the east end but is usually marked to get you out OK. The west end is a breeze and dumps you out ...
  Topic: Is it just me???????
BaitWaster

Replies: 88
Views: 3984

PostForum: The Bilge   Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:58 am   Subject: Is it just me???????
Agree with many of the comments. Suspect if you move the fisheries management debate out of "On the Hill" then those that don't care about won't vist and continue to use On the Hill for fis ...
  Topic: NCMFC member Chuck Laughridge wants to close recreational harvest
BaitWaster

Replies: 139
Views: 3964

PostForum: The Bilge   Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:13 am   Subject: NCMFC member Chuck Laughridge wants to close recreational harvest
Ain't the Internet great! Occasionally you can have reasonable informative discussion on controversial subjects, but there is nothing to keep the feces-throwing chimp from showing up hoping some of h ...
  Topic: NCMFC member Chuck Laughridge wants to close recreational harvest
BaitWaster

Replies: 139
Views: 3964

PostForum: The Bilge   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:53 pm   Subject: NCMFC member Chuck Laughridge wants to close recreational harvest
CoastalC - don't go talking sense to them. lol.
lmao lmao lmao
  Topic: sweetest win so far this season for duke
BaitWaster

Replies: 35
Views: 966

PostForum: The Bilge   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:06 am   Subject: sweetest win so far this season for duke
glacierbaze -that definately happened between Rick Barns when he was at Clemson and Dean Smith. ;)
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1995-03-11/sports/1995070023_1_stackhouse-smith-barnes
  Topic: NCMFC member Chuck Laughridge wants to close recreational harvest
BaitWaster

Replies: 139
Views: 3964

PostForum: The Bilge   Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:00 am   Subject: NCMFC member Chuck Laughridge wants to close recreational harvest
How is it that florida, georgia, and south carolina have more fish to offer?
SC & Ga have have no clue as to the stock status of 'their' Flounder and it seems they pull a creel number out of the ...
  Topic: UNCW and NCSU wrote the book on flounder
BaitWaster

Replies: 28
Views: 10059

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:27 pm   Subject: UNCW and NCSU wrote the book on flounder
Why is it some comms always look for more for nothing? Why must taxpayers and recs continue to subsidize the comms and hobbyists? Not much begging by the comms but the comm hobbyists certainly make no ...
  Topic: : CCA NC calls on MFC to take decisive and immediate action on Southern flounder
BaitWaster

Replies: 210
Views: 41019

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:59 pm   Subject: : CCA NC calls on MFC to take decisive and immediate action on Southern flounder

Times 4! Let's see if it is possible to rebuild the stock, and then worry about how we are going to divide it up. All the discussion so far is like trying to decide the best way to rebuild a house ...
  Topic: Cheer me up
BaitWaster

Replies: 12
Views: 3567

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:33 pm   Subject: Cheer me up
Idiots, stupid people, dumb asses, and free loaders.
Well played. hail
  Topic: : CCA NC calls on MFC to take decisive and immediate action on Southern flounder
BaitWaster

Replies: 210
Views: 41019

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:25 pm   Subject: : CCA NC calls on MFC to take decisive and immediate action on Southern flounder
"The absence of such affirmative action will ultimately leave CCANC or other outside organizations with no options but to bring the courts into the fisheries management arena in lieu of the Commi ...
  Topic: : CCA NC calls on MFC to take decisive and immediate action on Southern flounder
BaitWaster

Replies: 210
Views: 41019

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:01 am   Subject: : CCA NC calls on MFC to take decisive and immediate action on Southern flounder
The comm reps on here (Mr. Roe, Waister, and Caffity) keep looking for blame while refusing to address the problem. And some (Mr. Roe) even claim that there is no problem.

The problem is real, the ...
  Topic: : CCA NC calls on MFC to take decisive and immediate action on Southern flounder
BaitWaster

Replies: 210
Views: 41019

PostForum: On The Hill   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:13 am   Subject: : CCA NC calls on MFC to take decisive and immediate action on Southern flounder
Overall pounds have to be reduced. Let's address recreational pounds with required reporting.

...........

The ten year recreational landing average since the 2004 FMP date has been 396,000 annu ...
 
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