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Fishfinder by Dennis Doyle

Fish-finder ~ by Dennis Doyle   

Ten-year-old Dean Charlson, of
Marshall, N.C., shows a big perch he caught on the Rhode River with his grandfather July 24.

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July 31, 2014
    Rockfish have gotten increasingly difficult to catch and significantly smaller. On a trip a few days ago, we boated 18 stripers; only two were keepers. The better-sized fish are reportedly being caught by trollers dragging medium-sized soft plastics and spoons and live-liners who can obtain a quantity of smaller spot.
    Norfolk spot are available in numbers off of Podickory and inside the green can at Hackett’s on down to Tolley’s and also up into the Eastern Bay, generally in 15 to 20 feet of water. Bloodworms get the job done on these fish plus attract the occasional croaker. White perch are preposterously scarce. Bluefish are roaming about, though they haven’t shown up in any numbers around the Bay Bridge. Crabbing remains in the hurt locker and, with the notable absence of females and smaller jimmies, looks to remain that way.