Friday, February 17, 2006

Fishing News Round Up

Here are a few of today's South Eastern Fishing Headlines:

The Kingsport Times-News reports that fishing has been slow on the Tennessee Tailraces.

The New Bern, NC Sun Journal has a good article about fly fishing for shad in area rivers as well as an announcement from the NC Dept. of Wildlife Resources that Rockfish Season will be open on the lower Roanoke River March 1st - 15th and on the upper from March 15th - 30th.

Myrtle Beach Online has an account of Andy Baldwin's 35 minute battle with a 350 pound bluefin tuna off the coast of North Carolina.

The SouthPort Pilot tells us that these same bluefin tuna can bring $8 to $20 per pound when brought back to the docks. This coupled with the larger numbers of fish being caught off the Carolina have spawned a new cash crop of sorts. Once brought to shore the fish are packed in ice and shipped air freight to Japan. Can you say sushi?

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