litetakl,litetakl said:My "honey hole" for puppy drum, which produced regularly and dependably for me all last summer, and from which I never kept one pup, ended up with a gill net around it in September, after which I never even had another bite. I hope this is merely coincidental. Also, I recognize that this is anecdotal, and doesn't prove anything, but it certainly is a "typical" story of what frustrates us recreational anglers and the potential for gill nets to wipe out the fish (those nets ain't selective about what they harvest, folks) in a given area.
captgary said:We need to do something about the volume of nets in the Neuse River! It is heart breaking to find gill nets stretched across every area you recently caught puppy drum in. We need to protect red drum juvenials as well as adults to insure a long lasting and excellent redfishery in our waters. It would be great to get a stronger voice to shout at DMF.