WGMD Fishing Report 3-21-18

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Tuesday was the first day of spring.  We had temperatures in the 30s, northeast wind above 30 knots and heavy rain.  The second day of spring will bring heavy snow.  Would someone please wake up Mother Nature and get her back on the job!

On Monday I mentioned that the A Salt Weapon out of Oregon Inlet brought in a potential North Carolina State Record bluefin tuna.  The big fish weighed 877 pounds and was caught by a Delaware resident.  Scott Chambers from Townsend was the angler on the fish and his name will go in the record books. 

Larger bluefins have been caught by boats running out of North Carolina, but those fish were sold and thereby do not qualify for a state record.  With top-grade bluefin going for $20 the pound I suspect that big check helped ease the pain of not getting a state record.

Anglers may still go after these huge fish, but all must be released.  I have done this and while it may seem like a lot of work and money it is still a blast.

This is Eric Burnley with your WGMD fishing report.