Fishing
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NOAA briefly opens red snapper fishing in South Atlantic
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 1:52pm.

NOAA Fisheries today approved an emergency action to temporarily open recreational and commercial red snapper fishing in federal waters off North Carolina.

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Greenfield Lake Park experiencing difficulties with heat
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Sun, 07/08/2012 - 4:30pm.

The past few days at Greenfield Lake may not have been the most relaxing for park visitors. Dead fish and vegetation have surrounded the outskirts of the lake all weekend, affecting both the sights and the smells.

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Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy Cape Fear Wildlife Expo
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Sat, 03/17/2012 - 6:46pm.

Outdoor enthusiasts are enjoying three fun-filled days at the 4th annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo this weekend.

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Wilmington fishermen have a close encounter with a great white shark
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 11/29/2011 - 11:59pm.

video A group of local fisherman had a close encounter with a great white shark over the weekend.

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"And the Winner is..." BEST CHARTER BOAT
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 5:15pm.

video What is more fun than getting out on the ocean chasing that big catch? If you love to fish, but don't have a boat that is up to the trip offshore the best solution is one of our local charter fishing boats. In this week's "And the Winner is..." we want to know which charter has the boat, the captain and crew to help you catch fish and have a fun day on the water. Who is the BEST CHARTER BOAT in the Cape Fear? Here's how the votes are sailing in (4 pm Wed.):
Whipsaw Fishing Charters, Wrightsville Beach - 30%
Pura Vida Fishing Charters, Wrightsville Beach - 22%
Last Resort Charters, Topsail Sound - 9%

VOTE NOW!

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Fish dying as Irene debris robs NC river oxygen
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 9:25am.

Fish are dying in eastern North Carolina rivers, among the many casualties of Hurricane Irene.

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Coastal waters temporarily close to shellfishing
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/29/2011 - 2:53pm.

Upon recommendation of the state health director, the NC Division of Marine Fisheries will temporarily close all coastal waters to shellfish harvesting effective immediately, due to potential impacts of floodwaters on these areas.

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Jeannette's Pier in Nags Head reopens Saturday
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Fri, 05/20/2011 - 7:08am.

The first state funded and operated fishing pier in North Carolina will open Saturday where privately owned Jennette's Pier was destroyed in a 2003 hurricane.

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Neighbors want boat ramp hours restricted; boaters disagree
Submitted by Asha Dave on Thu, 05/19/2011 - 2:42pm.

video Tonight, neighbors of a New Hanover County boat ramp and the boaters who use it will discuss limiting the access from 24 hours a day to sunrise to sunset. Some people who make their living on the water say closing the Trails End Boat Ramp after dark would be detrimental.

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Disabled anglers aim for fresh catch
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Fri, 05/13/2011 - 2:13pm.

If you were headed out to Kure Beach for some fishing today, you might have found it a bit crowded on the pier. Folks were up bright and early for the 13th Annual Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament.

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