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2011-01-13 16:22:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina Sportsman (http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com) has posted the details of the January 14th closure of speckled trout fishing in the state. For the first time, the NC Division of Marine Fisheries has been forced to close all speckled trout fishing in North Carolina waters because of cold weather. The moratorium for commercial and recreational anglers starts Friday, Jan. 14, at noon. No one will be allowed to catch, possess or...

2008-10-02 03:00:25

By Pondella, Daniel J II Froeschke, John T; Wetmore, Lynne S; Miller, Eric; Valle, Charles F; Medeiros, Lea Abstract: The yellowfin croaker, Umbrina roncador Jordan & Gilbert, 1882, is a common nearshore and surf-zone species in the southern California bight. Age was determined for individuals (n = 1,209) using annual increments in otoliths, and size at age was modeled using the von Bertalanffy growth curve (L^sub [infinity]^ = 307.754 mm, k = 0.278 yr^sup -1^, t^sub 0^ = -0.995 yr;...

2008-08-11 21:00:25

By Capt. Jim Johnson The cooler-than-normal water temperatures are once again the topic of conversation amongst our local anglers. The dreaded thermacline has once again lowered our water temperatures almost 10 degrees below what the temperature should be this time of year. The lower water temperatures at the inshore offshore reefs have all but shut down the slow trolling with live bait. If you are wanting to make the trip to the inshore reefs, I would plan on bottom fishing. The snapper...

2008-02-10 12:00:00

No matter how you present them, dead shrimp are undoubtedly one of the most effective natural baits a South Mississippi angler can toss into our coastal waters. Yes, live shrimp are top-notch offerings, but the scent oozing from a dead shrimp can be better than the live ones at times under certain conditions. Let's take for example the conditions we're facing at this time with rivers and bays being heavily influenced by all the latest rainfall. With water conditions having the look of...

2008-01-15 12:00:30

By Al Jones, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jan. 13--BILOXI -- The fight over lowering speckled trout limits in Mississippi from 14 inches to 13 inches isn't over yet. The battle between recreational fishermen and the Commission on Marine Resources continues Tuesday. A petition, signed by the Coastal Conservation Association, protested the move and forced a new hearing set for Tuesday at the MSU Coastal Research and Extension Center on Popp's Ferry Road. Mississippi anglers, more...


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Yellowfin croaker (Umbrina roncador)
2014-01-08 15:05:32

The yellowfin croaker can be found in the Gulf of California and Mexico. It is commonly found in bays, channels, harbors, and other near shore waters that have sandy bottoms. It is abundantly found along beaches during the summer and move to deeper waters for the winter. It has an arched back and an elliptical-elongated body with a blunt head. It is iridescent blue-grey in color with brassy reflections on the back with a silvery white belly. There are multiple dark wavy lines along its...

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2007-12-18 14:26:48

The Kingcroakers (formerly "kingfish") are a species of fish in the genus Menticirrhus and belong to the family Sciaenidae. Four subspecies are recognized: Menticirrhus americanus - Southern Kingfish: This species grows to 20 inches in length. Seven to eight dark bands mark the sides which shade from dusky above to almost white on the belly. They are found from the Western Caribbean Sea to Cape Cod over sand or mud in depths of at least 5 feet. This species is prized for its flesh, and is...

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2007-12-18 14:24:56

The White Croaker (Genyonemus lineatus), is a species of croaker occurring in the Eastern Pacific. White croakers have been found from Magdalena Bay, Baja California, to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, but are not abundant north of San Francisco. The white croaker is the only species of in the genus Genyonemus. Other common names for the fish include Pasadena trout, Tommy croaker, and little bass. The body of the white croaker is elongate and somewhat compressed. The head is oblong...

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