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60 million potential outdoorsman votes should get politicians attention
The fishing community is a big part of those potential 60 million voters comprised of outdoor enthusiasts that also include hunters, shooters, and conservationists. Statistics prove that fishing is the largest participation sport in the USA. We are a force to be reckoned with, and need to use it to our political advantage. Let’s support and vote for those candidates that have our best (fishing) interests at heart.
TASS King Mackerel tournament at Atlantic Beach
It was blowing fairly hard off the Crystal Coast last Saturday, but that didn’t stop those hearty souls engaged in the annual Fall TASS King Mackerel Tournament at Atlantic Beach.
Fall fishing in Neuse River might be best kept secret
The grass always looks greener on the other side, and most anglers are just as guilty as everyone else looking beyond the obvious when searching for fertile fishing grounds.
Fishing community is a concerned group of people
My experience in 50 years of fishing is that anglers are some of the most generous, giving, thoughtful people I know. I have watched them numerous times while out fishing share tackle, equipment, bait, advice, and knowledge. In a lot of circumstances this “help” was extended to complete strangers.
Great time to consider joining TASS
Any time is a good time to join Tarboro Association of Saltwater Sportsman (TASS), but since the club is making local front page headline news lately, now would be a great time to jump on board. In case you missed it, TASS has proposed funding and putting a fishing platform on the Tar River a stones throw from the Main Street / Hwy 33 Bridge.
Hughes family enjoys a memorable Labor Day weekend outing
It’s always gratifying when readers share their fishing success stories and pictures with Tight Lines. It’s kind of like another opportunity to enjoy the event all over again through their words and snaps.
Fall fishing gets hot as temps cool down
Fall fishing is hard to beat in eastern North Carolina. Anticipating colder temps and approaching severe winter weather, most fish go on somewhat of a fall eating frenzy. They are packing on a little extra weight to get through the food-scarce winter months. Sounds like a plan an overeater like me can understand and appreciate.
Fishing and boating safety encouraged Labor Day weekend
Labor Day weekend signals the end of summer for some folks. Don’t try too hard out there on the water to have a good time. Does that statement make any sense?
Spawning red drum is your opportunity to catch a big fish
Red Drum season is late summer/early fall in eastern NC. Like most fish they go by different names in different regions. The official name is Sciaenops ocellatus, but who in the world can pronounce that? Red Drum are called Channel Bass, Spottail Bass, Reds, Big Reds, Bull Reds, and Redfish.
Angler comments welcomed on reorganization of fisheries agencies
Regular readers know that I have the utmost respect for those agencies that regulate and police recreational fishing in North Carolina. These people do a fantastic job, and deserve your support and cooperation on many levels. It is mandated that these fisheries management agencies study the prospect of reorganization, and the public is invited to comment and weigh-in on the subject.
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