Outdoor Notes


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public input on its draft Catfish Man­agement Plan until March 31, 2019 at ncwildlife.org/catfish-management-plan.

The plan, an update to the Commission’s 2007 Catfish Management Plan, provides a general outline of goals and strategies that incorporates biological data with angler preferences to ultimately protect and enhance catfish resources in the state.

After collecting and considering all public comments, staff will present comments at its board meeting in April prior to Wildlife Com­missioners considering the plan for final adoption.


N.C. hunters could get a tax credit if they donate deer meat under House Bill 208. Rep. Marvin Lucas, Democrat of Cumberland Coun­ty, and George Cleveland, Republican of Ons­low, introduced bill to provide a tax credit ($25) for donating and processing deer meet for donation to charitable organizations Feb. 28. Details are being worked out.


Lake Wheeler Park, Raleigh, offers Fam­ily Fishing Class on fundamentals for ages 7+ March 30, April 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost is $2.00 per class. Equipment provided. Call 919-662-5704.

Carrboro holds youth fishing clinic for ages 5-15 March 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Anderson Park Pond. Cost is $5. Parents should be present. Supplies furnished. Call 919-918-7364.

Jordan Lake will offer CAST learn to fish clinics for kids Sunday mornings at 9 at Jor­dan Visitor Center starting April 14 presumably by then the lake will have returned to normal levels. Call 919-362-0586 ext. 218 to sign up or or information.


Orange County will receive $143,888 in electronics fund distribution for recycling.  Orange County, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hills­bor­ough, would get monies


Piedmont Bass Classics spring tourney schedule was affected by rainy weather and high water.

Winner at first Hart’s/Cashion Spring Bass Trail Qualifier (Jordan Lake, 44 teams) had 4 for 18.82 lbs. in 39 degrees and rain Feb. 23 . Brian Fitts of Pittsboro and Bo Adams of Raleigh were second (14.81).

Qualifier #2 had 58 teams at Falls Lake. Temps were 38-49 and windy. Winner had 4 for 16.02, with only 33 bass landed by 21 teams. Big fish was 8.79.

The first of seven Academy Sports team bass qualifiers was moved from Jordan to Shearon Harris due to flood conditions March 2 and had 79 teams. Winner had 5 for 24.54. Big fish was 8.67. Some 53 bass were landed by 33 teams.