Here are some samples of what folks had to say:
"George….really appreciate the CCA kudos in your newsletter
! Also, really enjoyed the OPEX fishing event and wanted to echo
RW's comments “World
class fishing with a world class outfit!"
Hope to see ya on the water soon ! Best Regards to your
for the rant particularly on the unattended nets AND the flounder closure………
"Cool pic of the ass end of Dragon Fly! Funny that I
read news letter on our farms North of Scotland Neck. I was checking dams on
ponds after all this heavy rain we had in the last week. We are doing our part
to keep rivers clean. Water was clear due to conservation measures we started
years ago. Watershed is upper Kehukee Creek that flows into Roanoke at Palmyra.
"Best newsletter I have ever read. And I read every word. DF"
appreciate your reports.
not writing about your reports, however your statement about Gill Nets.
You might have a degree, and so do I.
Nets, kill and destroy....it doesn't matter if they are attended or not.
live in Texas. Gill Nets are illegal, period.....and our fishery
has never been better.....Redfish, trout, and flounder.
a grip.....if you have the balls, call me
"I wanted to sent you a personal thank you for your kind
words regarding CCA hard work on the Southern Flounder issue. Your wife is sorely missed on the MFC and if
the opportunity ever arises for her to be reappointed, we will do all we can to
make sure that occurs..... I thought she was very fair to both sides and
had the resource as her main concern. I
respected her points.
You are right on point with your
news letter, CCA is not out to put the
commercial sector out of business, we just want to change some of their gears
and regulations to protect the non-targeted species. We are making a strong effort to make sure
2017 brings some exciting changes to fishery management in NC. Thank you for your support. B.A."
"Hey George, hope all is well. I just finished looking over
your most recent Down East Guide Service newsletter. I thought I would give you
a little more info on the recent striped bass spawning success. We actually had
two, back to back spawning successes like we haven’t seen in the Albemarle in a
long, long time. 2014 AND 2015
seem to both be huge year classes.
I’ve been getting reports since fall of 2014 of the huge numbers of rock from
up the Meherrin above Murfreesboro, down to Ocracoke, back across the Sound to
Bay River and up to Swanquarter. They are just all over. However, the 2013
spawn was just the opposite. Absolutely zero spawning success due to bad
flooding in June of that year while the fish were still coming down the river.
So there will be no 4 year olds up the Roanoke next spring. But several good
years after that.
Will see you next spring and thanks again for putting us in
touch with your folks on the river at Weldon. It helped us out with our tagging
newsletter today. We are seeing lots of small Reds in the Back Sound, North
River area too...... I wanted to reach out to you about our fishing tournament on
Nov. 5 out of the Boathouse. We are going to release up to ten tagged Reds the
day before the tournament and have a new Silverado up for the first one
returned to the weigh master. The folks at CMAST are going to hold and release
them. The money prizes are good too. We’ll be splitting the proceeds with
Hospice House which serves Carteret, Craven, Pamlico, Onslow, and Hyde
counties. Anything you can do to help promote it would be appreciated. Thanks.
I’m sure you know CCA was out front on small mesh attendance too. I and many
others spoke at the meetings ....... It did have an immediate impact.
do you have more information on the australia trip? details, cost,
etc. Sincerely, M.R."