Recreational fishermen from Ocracoke Inlet to the Virginia line must report striped bass caught in the Atlantic Ocean. The Division of Marine Fisheries said the order will be in effect until October 31 so it can improve data on ocean catches during warm weather months. In the future, the requirment will apply to recreational anglers from May through October.
Reporting cards are available at marinas, tackle shops and piers in Currituck, Dare and Hyde counties.
Catches must be tagged before being removed from vessels or piers.
For more information, call 252-726-7021 or see this Web site: http://www.ncdmf.net/content/strbass...assreport1.htm