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2008-09-26 15:00:24

By JIM FREDA Best bet: Action for striped bass and bluefish should pick up this week as plenty of bait is now present along our beaches. Fishing for false albacore and bonito should also remain good. These pelagics usually remain in our waters until temperatures drop below 64 degrees. Surface temperatures right now are 68 degrees. Hot baits: Surface poppers are always a good artificial lure to use in the fall to catch both striped bass and bluefish. If fish are around and they are not...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Lots of mixed-sized spot, including some weighing considerably more than half a pound, should keep pier anglers busy along the northern beaches this week if winds are from a northerly direction. These very popular fish migrate south along the Outer Banks in large numbers in late summer and early fall. The best fishing is on the incoming and high tide when the water is a bit murky. Most of the spot should...

2008-09-12 09:00:24

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing should be generally good this week along the northern beaches, provided the weather cooperates. Tropical storms and their compliment of high seas and strong winds can disrupt fishing for days at a time in the late summer and early fall. The passage of storms hundreds of miles offshore can produce large swells and strong currents that negatively impact all types of fishing along the Outer...

2008-09-05 09:00:18

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Pier anglers should catch quite a few small bottom fish along the northern beaches of Dare County this week. Mixed-sized spot and some small croaker should be landed in good numbers if the water is somewhat murky and the wind is northerly. The best action should be on the incoming or high tide when the fish move inshore close to the beach to feed. Bloodworms are the preferred bait, and anglers using...

2008-09-04 06:00:11

By Jenny Haworth Environment Correspondent FROM king prawns and anchovies to Scottish haddock and cod, almost 70 types of seafood should remain in the sea and off the dinner plate, according to new recommendations from a conservation group. The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) today publishes its annual list of which fish to eat, and which to avoid. It gives advice on more than 150 species, recommending 69 stocks should be avoided as they are unsustainable due to overfishing, poor...

2008-09-04 03:00:13

THE Marine Conservation Society has updated its list of fish to avoid because of overfishing. They include haddock from the Faroes and West of Scotland fisheries, albacore tuna caught by longline and trawling in the south Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and Dover sole that has been beam-trawled from the North Sea or trawled from the Irish Sea. The fish to eat include pollack, dab, gurnard and Alaskan or organically farmed Atlantic salmon. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by...

2008-08-29 09:00:37

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing will be on the upswing along the northern beaches as fall approaches. Surfcasters should catch mixed sizes of spot, some nice sea mullet and scattered small croaker this week from deeper sloughs along the beach on the incoming and high tide. Bloodworms and fresh shrimp should be the most effective baits. Small No. 4 to 6 hooks are a must because of the small size of these fish. There is no...

2008-08-22 09:00:33

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Pier anglers along the northern beaches of the Outer Banks should have good luck this week catching a wide variety of small fish and possibly a few big ones. Quite a few small croaker and spot should be landed on the incoming or high tide when the water is murky. Small bottom fish tend to move inshore close to the beach from deeper water to feed when the tide is rising. Some pigfish, sand perch, a few...

2008-08-17 12:00:19

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surfcasters trying their luck in deeper sloughs along the northern beaches should catch a mixture of small bottom fish this week if the weather is good. Quite a few small spot, small croaker, mixed-sized sea mullet, sand perch and possibly a pompano or two should be easily landed on bloodworms or fresh shrimp. Fishing should be the best on the rising and high tide.If the weather is hot, seas are calm...

2008-08-08 09:01:00

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing along the northern beaches of the Dare coast should be fairly productive this week if the weather is good. Fair numbers of small spot, pinhead croaker, sand perch and pigfish should be landed from deeper sloughs along the beach. Bloodworms and fresh shrimp should provide the best action. The best time to fish will be on the incoming and high tide. These small bottom fish move inshore close...


Latest Scombridae Reference Libraries

Escolar, Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
2014-06-13 10:37:51

The escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) is a species of fish found in tropical to temperate waters 650 to 2,900 feet in depth, around the world. It is also known as the snake mackerel, walu and sometime sold as butterfish or white tuna. It has been mislabeled in restaurants and fish markets as white tuna. In studies from 2010 to 2013, it was found that 84 percent of over 114 samples of tuna were actually escolar. However, the studies were conducted with no quality control so the accuracy...

Giant Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas
2013-10-17 10:51:00

The Giant Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas) is a fish that is native to the North Pacific Ocean. In spite of its conspicuous size and curious nature, comparatively little is known about its biology or behavior. There are published reports of giant sea bass achieving sizes of 8.2 feet and a weight of up to 562 pounds. Aside from its tremendous size, the giant sea bass is known also for its lengthy life span. The giant sea bass matures around the age of 11 or 12, around the weight of 50 pounds....

Little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus
2013-03-28 14:07:39

The little tunny is found widespread in temperate and tropical waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea. It is the most common tuna and is highly migratory, with a range from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Brazil in the Western Atlantic. In the Eastern Atlantic it is found from Skagerrak to South Africa. The little tunny will form schools close to the shoreline, around inlets, and sandbars that can cover up to two miles. This fish prefers warm water and will migrate south in...

Yellowfin Tuna, Thunnus albacares
2013-01-12 07:32:33

The yellowfin tuna is found in deep off-shore water distributed worldwide in both tropical and subtropical oceans, ranging to depths of 330 ft. The yellowfin can dive to 3,500 feet or more, but generally school in depths 246 feet or less. Although the yellow fin is a deep water fish it will occasionally come to shallower water to feed when water conditions are suitable and food is abundant. Being one of the larger species of tuna the yellowfin can weigh over 400 lbs. and reach a length of...

Blackfin Tuna, Thunnus atlanticus
2012-05-22 10:43:32

The Blackfin Tuna (Thunnus atlanticus) is a species of tuna found only in the western Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod to Brazil. This is the smallest species of tuna, typically growing to 39 inches in length and weighing 46 lbs. It has an oval-shaped body, black back with slight yellow on the finlets, and yellow on the sides of the body. The dietary needs of this tuna are less than for most other tuna species. It will eat the tiny larvae of king shrimp and mantis shrimp, true shrimp, and...

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