I see an upcoming article in National Parks Traveler Magazine discussing the "acrimony" between Recreational and Commercial fishing groups.
S.O. - why would you come here and try to foster a division between law abiding, cooperative groups?
I am not addressing non- law abiding groups, non sequitur.
I feel strongly that game fish status for red drum, speckle trout and stripers is an agenda pursued and started by rec fishing orgs. This is a going to be local problem as a bill to this affect has been before the general assembly already. I thought topics like this were exactly what this message board was intended for. I really was only interested in finding information about the issue and seeing what the frequent posters think of gamefish status. I doubt the message board was intended to be just a soapbox to discuss devious conservation groups, global warming, overreaching goverment and ORV and resource management in CHNS.
Interestingly I haven't received much information with regards to what some of you think of gamefish status with the exception of a few (thanks fourtyfish and Old #art for a straightforward answer).
Hatteras what is your opinion on game fish status for Red Drum?