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Too cold too fast for trout

Too cold too fast for trout




Was doing my daily walk early this morning around Manteo Harbor and saw many trout some dead on the bottom and some still moving on the surface looked like cold stun fish if that is the right word to use in this case. Lets hope that is all I'll see this winter!


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Hate to hear that. There are problems toward Beaufort, NC, also...but very limited as of yesterday.


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NCDMF just slammed the door shut on the season




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That's really something. I would think that fish instinctively move to deeper warmer water. I assume the cold happened too fast for them to relocate?


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That's really something. I would think that fish instinctively move to deeper warmer water. I assume the cold happened too fast for them to relocate?

rpemers

Yep
Not saying it's ethical but with a hand net right now you could have all the trout you can eat for the rest of the winter


RE: Too cold too fast for trout




That's really something. I would think that fish instinctively move to deeper warmer water. I assume the cold happened too fast for them to relocate?

rpemers

Yep
Not saying it's ethical but with a hand net right now you could have all the trout you can eat for the rest of the winter

Alexy


Well, if I found one of legal size and a sure goner I might invite him to dinner. Big grin

I kept one of the 20 inchers I caught over thanksgiving and that fish was deelisicious.


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I question whether the new Director Murphey is acting on data or political direction.
Have seen some cold fish, but not of the magnitude for this Proclamation.
We all want, and some need, this stock to replenish annually.
This seems premature. On the day after he's sworn in.


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I hold little faith that he or anyone else at DMF will do what is in the best interest of the environment or anglers. For crab it is absolutely ridiculous.
For Recreational Commercial Gear License (RCGL) residents it is $70, for Non residents ( homeowner who lives in VA and has a house in Frisco) it is now $500 dollars.
That is outrageous.
It was always a fun thing to take the kids out and check the 5 pots you were allowed in the AM to see what you got and then enjoy your harvest or share with neighbors.
That is now a thing of the past you are better off just getting some off the docks

portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/recreational-commercial-gear-license


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Recreation Commercial is a Bureaucratic Conflicting opposite meant to confuse and discourage recreational people from fishing and enhance revenue through fines and confiscation. As you stated there is no benefit to the stock, citizens nor the environment. Just the green shirts.