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. 118 - CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, January 26 - Monday, January 29, 2007 Maintain the beaches we all enjoy for as long as possible FISHING REPORT - As we expected, the rockfish bite fell off dramatically  after the cold weath- er finally set in. The water tem- perature in the ocean is hovering in the low 40s and will go lower before headingback up in the spring. On the positive side, the tog bite is still good when the weath- er lets the boats sail. Last week- end did not bring good weather and it does not look very good for this weekend either. -I know the charter and head boat captains wish the weather on the weekends Was always good and the fish always bit, but considering how long into January the good weath- er did last, they got in more trips than they normally run. FISHING AND HUNTING LICENSE - With some luck, the Delaware legislature will vote to raise the fees for hunting and fish- ing in the First State. Last year the same bill failed clue to politi- cian's reluctance to vote for any POINT - I did not attend the pub- that would occur south of the jetty vate property and the money lic hearing on the jetties at where the beach is already" very brought in by tourists who like to Herring Point, but I understand narrow, lie on the sand. I believe that we there were comments both for and Taken to the extreme, this could need to spend money to keep pub- against repairing the structures. I have led to a new inlet forming to lic property like Herring Point have been involved in other jetty the south and cutting off access to open not only for the tourists that issues and do have some insight in Hatteras Island. Without the: jet- like to lie on the sand but for the the results of building and not ties, it is necessary to maintain fishermen and surfers who also building them. constant dredging in order to keep contribute to the local economy. In North Carolina the state the inlet open. The historic importance of the wanted to build two long jetties to At Indian River Inlet we have a area is another reason to save the protect Oregon Inlet and the com- sand bypass system that keeps the point. mercial fishing fleet that must north side from eroding away due I think we should build the jet- OUTDOORS transit theinlet to reach the fish- to the jetties used to keep the inlet ties and then put in place a main- ing grounds. Oregon Inlet is one open. Thi is notan inexpensive tenance program to replenish the of the most treacherous in the operation, but it prevents Route 1 beach as needed. This should Eric Burnley world and I have said before if I from falling into the ocean, include whatever needs to be done had to run out of there to go fish- Herring Point is a much differ- to protect the two towers at This year I can. only hoe they ing, I would take up golf. ent situation. No fishing fleet is Gordon's Pond. will do the right thing .and give Fortunately, the state needed impacted by the lack of jetties and The Delaware coastline is going the Division of Fish and Wildlife permission from the federal gov- no one will be in danger if the jet- to erode and there is nothing any- the money the, need to support ernment to build the jetties on ties are built or not. What we one can do about that. What we our sport and the businesses that National Park Service land. The must decide is do we wish to corn- can do is spend the money to depend on good hunting and fish- North Carolina Beach Buggy mit the money to build the jetties maintain the beaches we all enjoy ing. I am sure we will hear more Association along with many or allow the point to be eaten for as long as possible. about the details of the bill as it other conservation originations away. goes to Committee and at that time was able to block the jetties by Right now we are spending mil- Eric BurnIey is a fulltime out- we can comment on the contents, keeping them off the national lions on replenishing the beaches doors writer who lives between park.  from Fenwick Island to Rehoboth Lewes and Milton. He can be tax increase in an election year. JETTIES AT HERRING The fear here was the erosion for the purpose of protecting pri- reached at East Coast Commercial Fisherman's Expo Feb. 27-28 Crisfield, Md. is proudly known tion on new services, products, Milbourne said. more information on Somerset Booth 305 at 4 p.m. as "The Crab Capital of the and technology to watermen and Visitors to the Expo may stop County and Clarence Sterling & Expo hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. World." Each year on Labor Day aficionados of the fishing and by the Clarence Sterling & Son Son. Jan. 26; 10 a.m. toni p.m. Jan. 27; weekend, a beauty pageant is held aquaculture industry. Booth 305- to meet Miss Miss Crustacean will draw the and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28. and a new Miss Crustacean is Miss Crustacean will be repre- Crustacean, register to win a winning name for the hand-held For more information, call 877- Crowned in Crisfieldas an expres- senting Clarence Sterling & Son, hand-held VHF radio and-receive VHF radio on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 968-1222.. sion of the rich history a marine hardware store and traditions in the blue serving Crisfield since crab industry. 1898. Mike Milbourne, Miss Crustacean 2006, manager of Clarence Miss Brittani Hinman, Sterling and Son, said will be appearing on that Miss Crustacean is Friday and Saturday, a true symbol of the January 27-28, at the. strong maritime cultural "33rd annual East Coast heritage in Crisfield. Commercial Fishermen's and Aquaculture Trade  "The fishing and Exposition in Ocean City,. Md. aquaculture industry is involved The Trade Expo runs Friday in a tremendous growth period through Sunday, Jan.26-28 at the and we can Offer our customers Roland E. PoweU Convention and something that is lacking with the is sponsored by the Maryland larger marine supply companies - Watermen's Association. personalized service and exten- The Trade Expo offers informa- sive knowledge of the industry," WAL-P1 WALTHER P1/P38 9MM PISTOL Friday, 12 noon - 8 p.m. Saturday. 10 a,m. - 8 p.m. FRIDAY, SATURDAY & ''"'")tjllRIl.lJ4ll[ Sunday, 11 ll.m.-: !i p.m. February 16, t7, 18, 2007 ' .... " CON00imomu .... 9aturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. & 7:10 p.m.- 9 p.m. .... ed/6,5-77oo/00 i i