New regulations for cobia imposed for N.C. waters

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For Ocracoke news, click here  Reprinted  courtesy of the  Outer Banks Voice  New regulations for cobia begin this week in the state’s coastal waters. The recreational limit...

 North Carolina will remain open for flounder fishing this fall

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For Ocracoke news, click here. From the state Marine Fisheries Commission: The state will not close flounder season on Oct. 16 for the recreational hook-and-line and...

Meetings to explain new flounder permit and reporting requirements postponed

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Update for July 16 posting.  MOREHEAD CITY – The state Division of Marine Fisheries has postponed two meetings scheduled for next week to explain new flounder...

State to hold meetings on new flounder permit and reporting requirements

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MOREHEAD CITY – The state’s Marine Fisheries Division will hold two meetings this month to explain new flounder permit and reporting requirements for pound net...

Cobia regulations for recreational fishermen put damper on fishing

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By Peter Vankevich For the first time in his 48 years visiting Ocracoke, Doran Quigg was not able to pursue his passion for cobia fishing. Hailing...

OISFT after 33 years: still at the top of its game

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For more Ocracoke news, click here. By Peter Vankevich The 71 fishing teams were all in a good mood Friday evening as the 33rd Annual Ocracoke...

Ask the Observer: What is this strange-looking fish? Shocking answer

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By Peter Vankevich Long-time fishing buddies Ned Bull and Lanier Smith, both of Kernersville, spotted an unusual fish Dec. 9 while fishing south of the airport...

Late fall fishing on Ocracoke

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Text and photos by Connie Leinbach James Joyce of Mount Airy, Surry County,  has been coming to Ocracoke every October for the last 30 years...

October is the month for fishing on Ocracoke

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October is best the month for surf fishing on the island, according to Alan Sutton at Tradewinds Tackle Shop. “Anything you can catch at the...

Ocracoke Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament registration today, kicks off Thursday

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By Peter Vankevich More than 400 anglers from all over the region and beyond are descending on Ocracoke for the 32nd annual Ocracoke Invitational Surf...