We auction off sonic tag numbers at our Auction and Banquet each year! The first fish over Lock & Dam #1 wins half the money raised from the tag sales and bragging rights for a year! Congratulations to Tagged bass #12 for making it over the dam first this year and fo to Ted Poucher on his win!
Why tag & release?
Our tag & release tournament gives us valuable information on the stocks and the movements of the striped bass stock in the Cape Fear River. Data is collected on every fish caught and sonic tags are inserted into striped bass. These tags enable us to monitor the movements of the fish year round. See those movements here. Tags are auctioned off to winning bidders each year at our Banquet and the first fish to pass Lock & Dam #1 Wins!
Calling all Anglers!
We are looking for anglers for StriperFest 2015 in January of 2015! Join some of the best Captains in our area and fish for a wonderful cause! If you are interested in fishing in StriperFest 201 – please email Jot Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org.