WGMD Fishing Report 3-16-19

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Friday was still warm, but windy with rain and small craft advisories on the bay and ocean.

I told you the giant bluefin tuna action was good out of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina and it is, however the National Marine Fisheries Service just closed the recreational season.  This means you can still play catch and release, but you can no longer kill a giant bluefin.  The commercial season was closed a few weeks ago.  If you watch the Wicked Tuna TV show, that is commercial bluefin tuna fishing. 

While bluefin are off the menu, yellowfin and blackfin are still available.  My friend Captain Rom on the Release out of Hatteras is finding good number of both species, but is also have problems with hungry sharks taking the tuna before his anglers can get them to the boat.

I spoke with Ice House Bait and Tackle on Thursday and they said crappie have been caught out of the spillways in Laurel and Seaford.  Yellow perch are beginning to move in the Nanticoke River along with some small white perch.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.