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I was in Diamond Shoals last night for dinner and they had Red Drum on the menu.
I thought they stopped commerical fishing for them?
 

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As someone pointed out to me when a similar issue was brought up. It was banned in federal waters but not state waters! the striped bass.
 

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I was in Diamond Shoals last night for dinner and they had Red Drum on the menu.
I thought they stopped commerical fishing for them?
They can be kept as a bycatch.. Not sure how many,I think 5 in the slot... They must have a certian percentage,I think 75% (don't quote me on that) has to be other keepable sellable fish....
 

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I've seen red drum in fish markets in the last few weeks. Philips Seafood in Swansboro usually has a couple of nice ones on the ice. All their fish are local and I'm sure it's legal...
 

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Commercial Catch...

It's either 5 or 7 in the slot that they are allowed. Redfish usually are bicatch on trout or flounder nets. With the ability to keep only 5 or 7, you aren't going to see commecial guys target them, unless they are working illegally.
 

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Diamond Shoals in Buxton.. One right across from the pier in Avon (pink building) with good breakfast as well....
went to DS.
corned beef hash, two eggs over easy, hash browns, and biscuit.
hot coffee
now that was good

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