Just ask Johnston County angler
Now the Commission has opened up the white crappie state record category after separating the general crappie state record into white and black crappie. The minimum weight limit to apply for the new white crappie state record is 1 pound, 8 ounces.
The current crappie record, broken in 1980 by
Discerning the differences between a white crappie and a black crappie can be tricky. Aspiring record-breakers should count the spines on the dorsal (top) fin: The black crappie has seven to eight dorsal spines, while the white crappie has only five to six.
Another good way to tell the difference between these two closely related species is to look at the fish's coloration—if the fish is marked with random spots, it's most likely a black crappie. A white crappie is marked with five to 10 vertical bars along its sides.
In anticipation of increased demand prior to and during Memorial Day weekend, the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries mailed a letter Tuesday to about 700 businesses and related entities, such as hotels, campgrounds, chambers of commerce, tourist centers, marinas and tackle shops. The letter informed merchants of different ways their patrons can purchase the license.
“We have no way of knowing just how many licenses the state will sell, but we want people to know they have options,” said
Fishermen can purchase a Coastal Recreational Fishing License 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Web site at www.ncwildlife.org.
The WRC also sells licenses by phone ...
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service announced that the Maryland proposal for a recreational striped bass fishery in the Susquehanna Flats from May 16 through May 31, 2007 was not approved. Proposed was ...