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The US Fish & Wildlife has reopened their public comment period on critical habitat for endangered species of birds which could result in more beach closures, especially at Oregon Inlet, Cape Point and Ocracoke Island. The US Fish & Wildlife feel there would be little impact on the local economy if more beaches, mostly the points of the islands, are closed to pedestrian and vehicle use year round. People are asked to email their comments to: before July 30, 2007. More information can be found at the top of our message board. Don't forget your license

Surf fishing reports for today were puppy drum, flounder, sea mullet, spanish mackerel in the early morning at the point, and a few pompano.
Wayne Hegamyer of Mt Pleasant, SC and Garrick Klaybor of Florence, SC had a nice catch of Spanish mackerel and bluefish this morning on the point with blue stingsilvers. Jack Demoss of Richmond, VA had a nice 1.5 # Spanish this morning. Bernie Fuller of Five Points, TN and Nathan Wright of Hickory, NC had a nice catch of Spanich mackerel this morning as well. Sydney Demoss had a catch of Spanish mackerel this morning. Dustin Crawford had a 1.5# bluefish on cut bait this morning. Pamela Barger of Gastonia, NC had a citation sea mullet this afternoon.
From the boats, Adam, Scott and Scott Carrera had a nice catch of amberjack and dolphin on ballyhoo. Bob Blecher of York Springs, PA had a 15# King mackerel caught on ballyhoo. He takes over as the new derby leader on our board. Kelly Johnson of Denver, NC had a nice catch of a 25# cobia caught on cut bait with 10# test. It took an hour and half, but what a catch!
Have fun fishing!




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