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Old 05-03-2019, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by westco View Post

in case you hadn’t noticed, there’s more turtles around than there’s been in my lifetime. They’re literally everywhere
I haven’t. If you ask NCFA they’ll tell you there are plenty of spots, croakers and greys too.


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Old 05-03-2019, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ECU_Pirate View Post
This always baffled me. A guy once told me this on Ocracoke. I said "well then i guess the program is working" He responded "well, yea....". This stupid plan to save turtles is working and now numbers are back to normal levels instead of the lows of the past and people are complaining that there are to many. No, they are as many as there are supposed to be. Its like and endangered species coming back and then complaining how many there are now. Its complete stupidity.
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by one wolf View Post
Wait, you own a local restaurant, not only do you not talk trash at someone opening a competing business but you seemingly welcome the new venture, and you have no ill will toward the govmint sponsored ferry vendor...?!? Surely you ain't from round here.
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If you think that, clearly you ain’t.
Actually, one wolf hit the nail on the head. And anyone who states different has an agenda moreso than facts. ;-)

Old 05-03-2019, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by gillnetflounderman View Post
I am not against more critters but that does not mean I want some freeking grizzle roaming around the woods in my back yard. And when some of you have to pay to have a new lower unit or stern replaced on your boat after running over a large turtle you might be singing a different tune as well.
I hit one coming into Bardens running about 40 and it felt like I run over the Jetty when I looked back all I seen was red.I pulled back once in the Inlet and raised the motors to see the damage and a guy in a skiff pulls up beside me and says "the turtle is not gonna make it" I looked at him and said don't worry we're ok I meant to do that.
Old 05-03-2019, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by RED HEAD View Post
I hit one coming into Bardens running about 40 and it felt like I run over the Jetty when I looked back all I seen was red.I pulled back once in the Inlet and raised the motors to see the damage and a guy in a skiff pulls up beside me and says "the turtle is not gonna make it" I looked at him and said don't worry we're ok I meant to do that.
They can bleed like a stuck hog. We were on a sportfisher offshore one day and had come to a stop while clearing everything to run in. Put the transmissions in gear and the whole boat shuttered & vibrated...back in neutral ASAP. From the bridge, you should have seen the blood. The water from the stern was cherry red, and extended about six feet back from the boat. No body was seen so we figured it was a turtle and sank right away. I'm here to tell you it was a bloody mess.
Old 06-03-2019, 09:45 AM
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Any update on this? Are the Buoys still there except for the ones the CG removed in the S turn a few years ago? May head down this weekend and go out of Bardens instead of Beaufort inlet.
Old 06-03-2019, 09:54 AM
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Same. Stay to the west side of the shoal markers when approaching the S turn from Harkers.
Old 06-03-2019, 10:05 AM
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Was there all last week. Take the advice above, and life will be good. Westco, thanks again!
Old 06-03-2019, 10:09 AM
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Yep, they did move some of the markers farther towards the lighouse, and I marked 2' just after the S curve on the Harler's side at low tide...that's the part that scares me.
Old 06-03-2019, 10:21 AM
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Nonsense in a Senate amendment to the House budget bill makes ZERO sense. The commercial fishing lobby wants to steal our dredging money to buyout commercial fishing licenses....pure welfare as it does nothing to reduce effort- the number of licenses. The licenses revert to the pool for someone else to buy them.

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Thanks for everyone's update and advise I'll put the information to good use this weekend and hopefully be trouble free.
Old 06-05-2019, 10:43 PM
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As long as the usace keeps their surveys up to date, you can just drop their kmz file for any inlet into google earth on your phone and know exactly where you are within their survey. I just downloaded this for the channel. North part looks pretty bad.



Old 06-06-2019, 05:38 AM
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I went through there Sunday morning on a falling tide and didn't have any issues. It's certainly not the best of a scenario, but I think it's pretty navigable if you pay attention.
Old 06-06-2019, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by time_to_relax View Post
I think it's pretty navigable if you pay attention.
So you're saying that navigating it without mishap exceeds the capabilities of the vast majority of the boating public
Old 06-06-2019, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by brcarls View Post
So you're saying that navigating it without mishap exceeds the capabilities of the vast majority of the boating public
I had Tow BoatUS struggle to pull me off the sand bar at the S Turn last summer.... but I wasn't paying attention.
Old 06-06-2019, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by time_to_relax View Post
I had Tow BoatUS struggle to pull me off the sand bar at the S Turn last summer.... but I wasn't paying attention.
Been there, done that
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Originally Posted by Tominator View Post
Been there, done that
The way the old markers were laid out it was easy to fix your eyes on the second marker and hit ground....I actually think the home-made markers are better. It's the shallow water just to the Harker's side of the S that seems to be getting worse.
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Anyone going to be around Sunday or sometime this coming week that mind me following them through to get a good track?
Old 06-07-2019, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by kicker30 View Post
Anyone going to be around Sunday or sometime this coming week that mind me following them through to get a good track?
If you'll just pull up towards the ferry landing at the end of Harkers and wait, one of the ferry boats will be running through and you can fall in behind them. They run it multiple times a day 7 days a week so they know it better than anyone.That'll get you through the trickiest parts anyway, just follow the buoys from there to the inlet.

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