My neighbor just called me and told me same thing. He said there are a couple miles of big rock fish floating. Somewhere between Duck and the wright memorial. He said a trawler was dumping them.
Trawlers fishing off Kitty Hawk today took off tossing Rock Fish overboard. A buddy of mine is there now and says there are fish floating everywhere. He also said the coast gaurd is in the air, and could see all of this. It makes me wonder if there is any legal action ramifications that can be imposed against commercial fisherman.
Thank god there are serveral boats down there culling through these fish as many still have some life left in them.There are many 40inch plus class fish on top of the water. What a waste.
Hopefully your neighbor is able to get a few that are still alive.
Nice pic's yesterday Brian!
If the Coast Guard is watching,I hope that they take action.
What a waste of a great resource.
hopefully th cg is watching. but reality is they rather bust people like you or i fishing over the line..
Got the same report and sure hope someone takes photos and the poachers get fined heavily.
NO BAIT = NO FISH = NO FISHERMEN
I believe culling to get the 50 biggest fish they can is legal in NC, if within the three mile. It is a horrible waste of the finest part of the resource and a black mark on NC. The rule should be changed, even if they have to allow them more fish to reach a certain poundage. Wonton waste is hard to defend.
Last edited by Wild Bill; 01-16-2011 at 06:07 PM.
We saw a few fish floating around yesterday after a fishing boat pulled away.
Does anyone have a long range rifle? This should be stopped......................................