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Old 05-06-2018, 07:11 PM
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Figured I'd start this up again for 2018. Looks like they are inbound. Time to sharpen the gaffs! Hopefully the water will warm quickly and June 1 gets here in a hurry. Good luck this year!
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:24 AM
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what took so long? been waiting
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:42 AM
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They are starting to see some in Hatteras
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:45 AM
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I'm reaaaaddddyyy !!!
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:20 AM
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Headed to Hatteras in a week and a half to get warmed up.
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Old 05-07-2018, 08:05 PM
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Seen a few reports from NC, can't wait til they are here.
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Old 05-08-2018, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Finfever21 View Post
Seen a few reports from NC, can't wait til they are here.
15 day forecast looks good. Hopefully will drive them up.
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:34 PM
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When do the spadefish start biting? Sorry, old TF joke, couldn’t resist. Can’t wait for summer bite to bust wide open!
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:58 PM
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Ready to put this new tower to good use. C'mon June 1
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Old 05-08-2018, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohenry1022 View Post
Ready to put this new tower to good use. C'mon June 1
Dude, towers are old skool, you have to get a drone and a remote harpoon now!
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Originally Posted by OutdoorzDude View Post


Dude, towers are old skool, you have to get a drone and a remote harpoon now!

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Has anybody heard any update to the rumors about possible closure of the 2018 season? Or possibly cutting it short after a quota? Remeber that big ol storm cloud from last year?
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Old 05-09-2018, 07:10 AM
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Has anybody heard any update to the rumors about possible closure of the 2018 season? Or possibly cutting it short after a quota? Remeber that big ol storm cloud from last year?
Old news player. New regs are on VMRC
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Old 05-09-2018, 07:23 AM
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This is from the rules of the Monarch cobia classic;

1. All registered anglers and vessels must comply with all applicable US Federal and Virginia laws regarding fishing licenses, permits, size limits, bag limits, etc. Infractions of any of these rules will result in disqualification. All anglers participating in the Tournament must also have a valid Virginia saltwater fishing license that can be obtained at www.dgif.virginia.gov/licenses.

2. All anglers, captains and guides fishing for cobia must obtain a Recreational Cobia Permit from the Commission and report all harvest and cobia fishing activity. Reporting can be done online through the Saltwater Journal or using forms provided by the VMRC.

So from my interpretation, every team member needs an individual license? Blanket license is no good and every team member needs Cobia permit as well?
VMRC says only the captain needs the permit/report
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Shouldn't be much longer now!
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can hardly wait. Happiness is a bent pole and tight line
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:13 AM
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Weather permitting, I will be chumming on the west side June 1
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Old 05-13-2018, 09:22 AM
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Still a pocket of cold water sitting on the NC/VA line according to SST. Wouldn't be surprised if they migrate offshore and turn right into the bay without showing in any numbers around the coast line. My guess is 7-10'days before the first va fish is caught
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:54 AM
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Old timer told me to go off of moon cycles with temps a minor factor. He "says" they're here. I might give it a go next weekend for c+r
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Was in kitty hawk this weekend for beach weekend with wife/daughter. TWs says slow bite.

We’re trailering down to Hatt Friday, I’ll report back!
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