Campbell: Flounder changes fishy

When I was a boy we could walk out on the shore of our Neuse River summer home, cast out a line on a rod and reel and catch enough good-sized Croakers for supper in about an hour. Many an afternoon was spent “crabbing.” We would tie a fish head on a string, weighting it down it with several nails or a lead sinker, throw it in the river and before long a Blue crab would be tugging on your line. Using a pole net we could usually catch enough for momma to make a delicious crab stew. Those “good old days” are long gone for reasons that include topsoil runoff, sewerage spills and pollution, but chief among them is the overfishing of our waters by commercial fishermen. Read the rest here 10:51

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