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My old friend told me NC was voting in August to possibly suspend all commercial and recreational flounder fishing.
 

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Overfishing .. Comms and Recs combined ... don't look for it to be back for at least two years. If it does come back the Rec limit will be cut again.

It's not written in stone yet but it might as well be....
 

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Overfishing .. Comms and Recs combined ... don't look for it to be back for at least two years. If it does come back the Rec limit will be cut again.

It's not written in stone yet but it might as well be....
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• Aug. 21-23 – Marine Fisheries Commission meeting
− Commission receive department and legislative comments
− Commission vote on final approval of Amendment 2
• If Amendment 2 approved, management measures implemented
by Fisheries Director’s proclamation authority following August
commission meeting
 

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Kraus got it. No formal decision announced yet. NC DMF site has lots of material on decision process. Speculation is rec season will close by proclamation after August meeting. a two month season next year ??? No change in min size and still four fish limit ----- DO not take this to the bank! Just my BS.
 

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It's already shut down effective Aug 1, 2019 unless something changes.
What is the reason?
NC has kicked the flounder management can down the road for years and years. Instead of getting ahead of the problem and being proactive we decided to wait until it got bad enough it had to be shut down. Typical NC management though, not surprising it got to this point.
 

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Too many people abuse commercial flounder fishing. Everyone with a skiff gets a license and fishes/gigs hard for them. I know quite a few rich real estate guys that even do it... stricter fish rec limits and taking licenses from weekeND warrior commercial wannabes would do wonders for our inshore fishery
 

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Too many people abuse commercial flounder fishing. Everyone with a skiff gets a license and fishes/gigs hard for them. I know quite a few rich real estate guys that even do it... stricter fish rec limits and taking licenses from weekeND warrior commercial wannabes would do wonders for our inshore fishery
Same here.......and they brag about it. Gig one to small....oh well. Didn't get caught...

They need to shut it down for all for 5 years.........because half will continue to fish as normal until they get caught if they ever do...
 

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NCDMF can make all the regulations they way, but with no one to constantly enforce the regulations it makes it hard for them to work they way they are designed. Basically it will only affect the law abiding citizens, sad but true. You think there's not a lot of regular law enforcement officers, there's even less Wildlife Officers...
 

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In N.C. the deer population is insane but of course you can't spotlight deer in immoral. Flounder is over fished but you can go out and gig the hell out of them every night if you want.look at the guides websites there going out and wearing them out.You can't kill a blinded deer but you can stab a flounder all night long Don't make no sense.
 

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NCDMF can make all the regulations they way, but with no one to constantly enforce the regulations it makes it hard for them to work they way they are designed. Basically it will only affect the law abiding citizens, sad but true. You think there's not a lot of regular law enforcement officers, there's even less Wildlife Officers...

Yup , you rarely ever see a wildlife officer, gigging should be outright banned because they stick everything and it's taken a major toll on the flounder population.
 

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Too many people abuse commercial flounder fishing. Everyone with a skiff gets a license and fishes/gigs hard for them. I know quite a few rich real estate guys that even do it... stricter fish rec limits and taking licenses from weekeND warrior commercial wannabes would do wonders for our inshore fishery


Agree 100% , the flounder fishing is atrocious and needs major help , banning gigging would be a start .
 

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In N.C. the deer population is insane but of course you can't spotlight deer in immoral. Flounder is over fished but you can go out and gig the hell out of them every night if you want.look at the guides websites there going out and wearing them out.You can't kill a blinded deer but you can stab a flounder all night long Don't make no sense.
I’ve read some really dumb crap on this site but this is almost the dumbest
 

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I’ve read some really dumb crap on this site but this is almost the dumbest
Yeah buddy.......when a natural resource is in peril you stop the stupid things like gigging because its just common sense. You make a mistake, the fish is dead.

I hope its outlawed and never comes back plus about 2/3rds of the commercial license taken where people cannot prove its a way of making a living.
 

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My point was that jacklighting deer is dumb and unsafe and anyone promoting it has the intelligence level of a turnip
 

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I apologize if my wording meant spotlighting was ok ,never have never will.l love flounder fishing, gigging flounder just seems to easy but it is what it is N.C.
 
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