Tilefish Closure

By: Pickle
8/18/2019 12:04 PM

I know there are quite a few of you out there that love Wreck/Bottom Fishing. Unfortunately, I have noted that there is confusion about Blueline Tilefish in North Carolina waters. North Carolina is covered by the Southeast Region NMFS, whereas Virginia, just up the road is covered by the Northeast NMFS Region and the regs are different. Blueline Tilefish in NC CLOSES AUGUST 31. In addition our limits are only 3 per angler. FYI to complicate things, Black Sea Bass in NC DOWN TO HATTERAS is controlled by the Northeast NMFS Region whereas below Hatteras is the Southeast Region NMFS and regs are different. Just sayin!