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Passing of the torch

WB Museum launching campaign to move EwingBordeaux Cottage

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A n e a r l y 1 0 0 - y e a r- o l d Wrightsville Beach cottage that’s registered as a historic landmark was sold last week, prompting local preservationists to start an effort to move the classic home that narrowly survived the town’s great fire of 1934. The new owners of the EwingBordeaux Cottage are willing to give the house to the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, and told officials they would rather donate the home than demolish the structure that was originally built in 1925. Because the house is formally registered with North Carolina as a landmark, there is a one-year moratorium before the home can be demolished. It is one of 21 properties in the town designated a historical landmark. The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History will launch a fundraising campaign to pay n See COTTAGE Page 2

Feast Down East

conference allows networking for local food businesses By Taylor Doss Intern

Tracy Scott passed out samples of marinated strawberries and arugula salads to eager and curious folks waiting in line. The samples were enhanced with gourmet dressings of her own making, which she prepares with only locally grown and organic ingredients. Scott is the proprietor of a small business, Tracy’s Gourmet, that made its debut at the seventh annual Local Food Conference, a day of networking and workshops presented by Feast Down East and hosted by University of North Carolina Wilmington on Friday, Feb. 10. “This is my first year participating, but I plan on returning. It’s a great outlet of exposure for us,” Scott said. Feast Down East is a nonprofit organization that works to grow the local food system in southeastern North Carolina, and from that effort, small businesses like Scott’s benefit through networking, and consumers have a steady supply of local foods.

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Pat Bradford and Terry Lane hold up old and new issues of Lumina News. Lane will take over the weekly newspaper beginning with the Feb. 23 issue.

Lumina News publisher/editor Pat Bradford has turned the weekly newspaper’s publishing and ownership over to news director Terry Lane. Bradford, 63, founded Lumina News in May 2002. The Feb. 16-22 issue is Bradford’s last as publisher, with Lane taking over the publisher/ owner role for print and online editions immediately. Lumina News has been a consistent top award winner in its North Carolina Press Association newspaper category, including nine new awards for 2016, which will be awarded in Raleigh on March 9. “I am excited and pleased by this passing of the torch. Lumina News is an outstanding community paper and I am confident Terry has everything it takes to make it thrive in this new age we are in. He loves the paper n See TORCH Page 2

Explosion rips sailboat, sends sailor to hospital By Terry Lane Staff Writer

A propane explosion ripped apart a 40-foot sailboat on Banks Channel the night of Monday, Feb. 13, sending its sailor to the hospital with burns on his arms and legs. The man, believed to be in his late 20s, was on the boat by himself when the explosion rocked the boat, said Glen Rogers, Wrightsville Beach fire chief. The occupants of a nearby boat, who knew the man and heard the explosion, found him standing on the deck of the boat. They used a rowboat to bring him to a dock off Waynick Photo courtesy Wrightsville Beach Fire Department. Boulevard between the Blockade Runner and A 40-foot sailboat was damaged on Monday, Feb. 13 when propane vapors created Causeway Bridge, where he was treated on an explosion that sent the sailor to the hospital with burns after being treated on scene before being transported to New Hanover the scene by EMTs.

Regional Medical Center. Wrightsville Beach Fire Department crews rode to the damaged sailboat with extinguishers to check for fire, but Rogers said the explosion was likely caused by fuel vapors, creating a flash but no ensuing fire. Some neighbors reported feeling the blast shake windows on their homes. The interior of the boat was heavily damaged, though the hull remained intact and the boat isn’t likely to sink, Rogers said. On Tuesday, Feb. 14, occupants of other boats in the channel were helping to clean and repair the boat. As of press time on Wednesday, the fire department could not provide an update on the condition. Email terrylane@luminanews.com

Runner pushing stroller wins Wrightsville Beach race By Terry Lane Staff Writer

What happens when you’re an elite athlete in need of a babysitter? If you’re runner Tom Clifford, you simply take your child with you and win the race anyway. That’s what happened last Saturday when Clifford won the Wrightsville Beach Valentine 10K after pushing his 18-monthold daughter in a stroller over the course of the 6.2-mile race. The repeat champion set a personal record last year in the race, but the stroller, along with the winds, slowed his pace this year to 36:07. It wasn’t his plan to push the stroller, but last-minute changes in family plans left Clifford in charge of the toddler. “The stroller puts some challenges on you,

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but it’s always good training,” Clifford said. Another challenge Clifford faced was Rob Ward, second-place finisher, just 15 seconds behind Clifford. “I took it for granted,” said Ward, who was using Clifford to shield him from the gusty winds. But Ward wasn’t able to overtake Clifford, the owner and coach at Without Limits, a personal training service. “Rob was pulling me along,” Clifford said. Speaking in his English accent, Ward, who has lived in Wilmington for more than a year, described how running can be different in the United States, compared with his experience running in the United Kingdom, where temperatures are colder and conditions windier. “In England, running is 10 times harder,” n See STROLLER Page 2

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Tom Clifford wasn’t missing the Wrightsville Beach Valentine’s 10K race on Saturday, Feb. 11, even if it meant taking his 18-month-old daughter with him in a stroller. Clifford was the race’s repeat winner with a time of 36:07.

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and he loves this community,” Bradford said Thursday, Feb. 9, when the news was broken on social media. Lane, 41, holds a journalism degree from the University of Florida and has more than 20 years’ communications experience. He became news director in July 2015. “I’ve promised Pat that I will put every effort into preserving and growing the distinguished legacy she built at Lumina News,” he said. “It will be a challenge, but one I enthusiastically accept.” Bradford said she is proud of the status Lumina News enjoys in Wrightsville Beach, the greater Wilmington community and beyond. “When I went to Raleigh in years past to join the fight against legislation that negatively impacted newspapers, one of the heartwarming eye-openers was how widely read Lumina News was by state legislators, including those who do not even represent this district,” she said. Lumina News has mentored notable interns who have gone on

to great heights, including reporter Nash Jenkins, currently a staff writer in Time Magazine’s Hong Kong bureau; Cullen Lea, now in front of the camera reporting news at WCIV in Charleston; and Henry Burnett, whereabouts unknown. “We have had fun times over these many years,” Bradford said. “So many great journalists: Crystal Walton, Jules Norwood, Marimar McNaughton to name a few. And then of course Emmy Errante, who began taking social photos, became a staff writer and photographer, and is now at grad school in England.” Bradford said she will focus more of her attention on Wrightsville Beach Magazine, the award-winning monthly publication she co-founded in the fall of 2000. “The magazine has never been more exceptional,” she said. “It blesses me mightily to hear readers repeatedly express their increasing delight in the quality of Wrightsville Beach Magazine. Over our 17-year history, I never dreamed we would reach so many people with stories of such importance. It is time for me to bring Wrightsville Beach Magazine to its fullest potential,

which I couldn’t do wearing twin hats.” Bradford, a Wrightsville resident of 19 years, also stated she would be filing for Wrightsville Beach’s Board of Aldermen in the coming weeks. Lane first crossed Bradford’s radar when he entered a local standup paddleboard race held in brutal conditions. Lane, with no experience and on a borrowed board, completed the race. “That was no easy feat,” Bradford said. Lane made the pages of Lumina News that day. “When I interviewed him, I was impressed. Lesser folks would have caved, but not Lane,” she said. Wilmington is Lane’s late father’s hometown and he has family in the city. He resides in Wrightsville Sound, off Summer Rest, and can be see biking around the beach and surfing the waves in Wrightsville Beach. “I came to Wrightsville Beach on an impulse and wound up falling in love with it here. I’m humbled and honored to have this opportunity to deliver the news and stories about this wonderful place,” Lane said.

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to move the house to the town’s historic square, where it will be restored and then serve as a second building for the museum, said Madeline Flagler, the museum’s executive director. The house, located at 405 N. Lumina Ave., was purchased by Chris and Deb Strickland, who will use the lot to build a new house, said Ronnie Hunt, real estate agent with Hardee, Hunt & Williams. The one-story frame cottage sports a hipped roof, is covered with cypress shingles, and features a wrap-around porch on the east and south sides, bringing together the indoor and outdoor living spaces. “They’re thrilled and happy that they’re able to do this,” Hunt said of the new owners. “They are excited the house will have another life.” The commitment to donate the

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Several other local venders were in attendance, like The Hemp Farmacy and Front Street Brewery. Dr. Lori Messinger is the associate vice chancellor for external programs at UNCW, and is originally from New Jersey, where farming is a large part of the economy, like in North Carolina. “I’ve seen too many families have to sell their lands to big business conglomerates, and the collaborative efforts of Feast Down East help combat that,” Messinger said. Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, the president and co-founder of Feast Down East, said supporting local business owners and farmers contributes to a secure economy. “We need to create a demand for local food and keep a greater percentage of the food dollar in our counties,” Hossfeld said. “Creating a short supply chain, a radius of 75 miles, is part of that.”

Jane Steigerwald, Feast Down East executive director, announced the formation of the Cape Fear Food Council, to be headed by Feast Down East associate director Sarah Daniels. Daniels believes that a key function of Feast Down East is to bring all the voices for locally sourced foods together to consolidate their ideas. The Cape Fear Food Council incorporates these voices from different sectors, such as small businesses, farmers and consumers, and channels those voices into creating the strongest network possible. “Coming together as a collective voice allows greater impact when you are trying to get something done,” Daniels said. The Local Food Conference allows for networking opportunities and serves to teach young people about the benefits of a strong local food network, so that they can continue to further the cause. “We want to be able to provide our future generations with

local, healthy and affordable food,” she said. New Hanover County Board of Commissioners vice-chairman Skip Watkins invited Feast Down East to take part in the Cape Fear Fair, which he manages, to increase their notoriety in the area. Watkins offered the opportunity for Feast Down East to share their message with the 30,000-40,000 patrons of the fair to empower local agriculture and fishers. “The local economy relies on agriculture, education, and industry,” Watkins said. Craig Love revived an Agrarian Stewardship Award. Love owns and operates the Surf House Oyster bar. As the owner and the chef, he buys and uses local ingredients grown from the ground and caught from the sea. “Ask questions about where food is coming from, and make the effort to find restaurants that serve locally sourced food,” Love challenged the event’s audience.

building also sets a deadline on local preservationists like Flagler, who said the primary goal is to find a way to save the house, even if it can’t be retained in Wrightsville Beach. Flagler said moving the house to another town would be a better result than demolition, which could be a possibility if a buyer emerges before enough money can be raised for the moving project. Tina Williamson, a Wrightsville Beach interior designer serving as the 2017 president of the museum board of directors, said that the effort should be made to preserve the cottage in Wrightsville Beach. “There’s a lot of people that love Wrightsville Beach and who believe that we need to keep this history going,” Williamson said. To move the house, the museum could need to raise nearly $200,000, though the exact amount needed for the project is still unclear, Flagler said. The process of the actual move would

take only as much as a quarter of that cost, from between $20,000$50,000, with the significant remaining expenses going toward restoring the house once it’s in its new location. Before fundraising for the project starts, it must get approval from a trio of town boards, starting with a March 7 review by the planning board, before it goes to the town’s historic landmark commission. The application to the town’s historic relocation program would then go before the town’s board of aldermen for final approval. Before then, members of the museum board, along with staff and volunteers, will work on a plan to present the town, Flagler said. “Understandably, the board of aldermen will want a pretty full picture of what we’re trying to do,” Flagler said. “It’s extremely exciting, but it’s happening very quickly.”

The Ewing-Bordeaux Cottage would be an addition to, not a replacement for, the museum, which is currently housed in another relocated building, the Meyers Cottage. Adding the new building will potentially give the museum an opportunity to expand its exhibits to topics not currently covered, Flagler added. One possibility is an exhibit dedicated to activities associated with the annual watermen awards that the museum hosts. Moving the house would create quite a few challenges, Flagler said, noting the structure wasn’t designed to take the traffic the museum could generate, nor is there a plan on how to keep a second, separate building staffed. “We still have some logistics questions, but the potential outweighs the negative,” Flagler said.

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The new owners of the Ewing-Bordeaux Cottage, 405 N. Lumina Ave., will donate the house to the Wrightsville Beach Museum, which has a year to find funding to move the structure. Staff photo by Terry Lane.

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Clifford said. The windy conditions in Wrightsville Beach on Saturday were more like what he’s used to in England, Ward said, but the temperatures were hot. With temperatures reaching 70 degrees in the day, the race had a warm start, with most runners wearing summer clothing. “I’m not acclimated for

summer running,” Ward said. “This is like a mid-summer day in England.” The windy conditions on Saturday were challenging for runners, Clifford said. “We don’t have hills here, but the winds can act like our hills,” Clifford said. It’s the second year of the Wrightsville Beach Valentine 10K, which raised money for town parks and recreation projects. Katie Ryan, director of

parks and recreation, said the race could be used in the future as a dedicated fundraiser for purchase and maintenance of special mats that can allow wheelchair users easier access to the beach. The town is evaluating different mat designs and grant funding options for the accessibility mats. The race had 249 entrants, on target with projections, Ryan said. And Clifford said that despite the babysitting issue, he

wanted to compete in the race as a show of support, helping to promote the race for future runnings. Erin Hogston, of Wilmington, was the top female finisher at 39:23, followed by Elizabeth Soporowski, of Wilmington, at 40:05 and Bridget Phillips, of Wilmington, at 40:40. Patrick McHugh, of Wrightsville Beach, finished third for men, with a time of 37:48. Email terrylane@luminanews.com


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For The Record Question and photographs by Taylor Doss

In a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, Wilmington was ranked as North Carolina’s favorite city, for the second time. What do you love about Wilmington?

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“Downtown is a gorgeous area, and the festivals and events that come around are fantastic.”

“I love the beach; it gives my husband and me a chance to spend time together surfing.”

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“The weather makes it a great place to play pickleball with friendly people.”

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“I was born and raised in SoCal, then moved here, so I still have the beach but with less population and friendlier people.”

Weekend Police Report FRIDAY, FEB. 10 Arrests • Doug Dale Fischer was charged with failure to appear and assault on a female. • Robert Aronian Kehaya was charged with DWI.

Citations • Susan Michele Rohrer, Julia Ledee and Briauna Daye were cited with speeding. • Chris William Blankenship was cited with following too closely. • Kenneth Welch was cited with impeding traffic.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11 Citations • Geller, Jack Aaron was cited with improper use of dealer tags.

Temperatures tied a high for Wilmington on Sunday, Feb. 12 when it reached 78 degrees. Visitors to Wrightsville Beach found it still a little cooler, as winds helped keep temperatures down, but drew out kite surfers in the evening. ~ Terry Lane.

• Marc Anthony Suarez and Christopher James Allen were cited with speeding. • Emily Anne Baxter Clemons was cited with improper passing.

New parking contract would replace meters By Terry Lane Staff Writer

As part of a proposal to renew its contract with Lanier Parking Solutions, Wrightsville Beach moved forward with plans to upgrade the town’s electronic pay parking stations as part of its action for the Feb. 9 board of aldermen meeting. As part of the proposed threeyear extension, Lanier Parking would buy seven of the 22 new stations purchased over the course of two years. The town is looking to buy 11 new pay stations next year, at a cost of $88,000, while Lanier Parking will buy seven for $55,000 over the course of two years, with four being purchased the first year. The meters will be amortized over three years, starting in January 2018, when Lanier Parking’s contract with the town would be renewed until a Dec. 31, 2020, expiration, said town manager Tim Owens. Of the town’s 26 parking meters, the warranties on 23 of them expire in March 2018.

Lanier Parking proposed to upgrade the parking stations to the Parkeon brand parking station. However, Owens said that the town will continue to review the options before electing to change parking meter technology providers.

In other board action:

The board approved up to $350,000 for a contract with Highfill Engineering for a threephase plan to assess the condition of the 14-inch, 30-year-old sewer line connecting Wrightsville Beach to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority wastewater treatment facility. The contract also gets design and permitting for a potential second line across the Intracoastal Waterway and would cover bidding and overseeing the construction. The town has a $422,000 fund for a second line for the so-called Northeast Interceptor (NEI) sewer main, as well as $482,000 in capital water and sewer reserves. It approved the conditional use permit for expansion to the dock office at Wrightsville Yacht Club. The expanded building is

‘Heart survivors’ to be featured at Cape Fear Heart Ball Two heart disease survivors, including a 2-year-old Wilmington girl, will be featured in the “open heart moment” of this weekend’s 19th annual American Heart Association Cape Fear Heart Ball, starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Wilmington Convention Center. During the program, Ande Trawick, a 2-year-old born with a congenital heart defect, and Kevin Helton, a Wilmington man who survived a heart attack, will be featured in a video that Cape Fear Heart Association director Ashley Miller said would inspire people to think more about their health. “The most important thing we do is raise awareness because 80 percent of heart disease is preventable if you just take care of yourself, know your numbers, eat right and do not smoke,” Miller said. More than 430 people are expected to attend the ball, which will also feature a silent auction where items include an African safari, restaurant gift certificates, gift baskets, furniture, beach house stays, art, a boat cruise and catered dinners.

part of the Wrightsville Marina’s project to reconstruct its 96-slip dock, which has a projected April completion date. The board made changes to parking enforcement at six spots on South Lumina Avenue near the corner of Iula Street. It will now allow residential hanging tags to be used in those spots. Additionally, it approved changes of parking rules on Harbor Island where all neighborhoods, as well as town hall parking, will be enforced from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. between May 1 and Sept. 15. It approved the conditional use

Warning tickets • Roger Dexta Tucker was warned for speeding.

permit for The Workshop at 86 Waynick Blvd. that will allow the coffee and jewelry shop to add light kitchen equipment that can help in serving prepared food, such as a press to warm up sandwiches. The board also approved extending the shop’s hours of operations to 9 p.m., though owner Audrey Longtin hasn’t indicated if the store will extend its current 4 p.m. closing time. The board adopted changes to the uniform development ordinance to amend the definition of “floor,” “floor area” and “measured area.”

SUNDAY, FEB. 12 Citations • Grace Anne Morgan and Kyle Michael Franck were cited with speeding.

Warning tickets • Aimee Kathryn Compton was warned for speeding.

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Editorial/Opinion My thoughts B y P at B r a d f o r d

My last editorial as Lumina News’ editor and publisher: wow, no pressure there. I came to editorial writing rather reluctantly, but sharing my opinion with readers these past 15 years has been an honor and a privilege I did not ever take lightly. Good, bad and ugly, I put each out there hoping to make a difference. I appreciated every reader and reader’s comment, and am quite grateful there were very few negative ones. Newspapers as I knew them growing up are no more and it is time for me to go. The line between traditional media and “new” media has blurred so badly. The erosion accelerated when everyone with a smartphone, computer, camera and internet access and an opinion became a reporter, an editor, a producer with access to the world stage, most of them having zero training, and worse, zero ethics. The media as we knew it — the champion of the people — has all but vanished. The Fourth Estate, charged with holding those in authority accountable, is essentially no more, although there are some holdouts that have not gone down the majority’s dark and slippery road. Accountability is a worthy goal, but the resulting abuse has become a disaster. Even the more traditional roles of print, radio and television media have, as a whole, sunk so low I see no way to resuscitate. Talk show hosts and entertainment personalities are not typically trained journalists either; they are, more often than not, a good voice or a pretty face with access to a bully pulpit. We have elevated them and their opinions to god-like status. Blame it on reality TV, blame it on aliens, it doesn’t change the pit the media is scraping the bottom of. Lumina News is different. My late brother, Tim, was the king of understanding community news; he set the bar for me in that. And I believe there will always be a place for community news, especially when the opinion is saved for the opinion page. Everywhere else, “just the facts, ma’am.” Let the reader make up his or her own mind. Lumina News is excellent, consistently winning top honors in our category from the North Carolina Press Association. We are poised to receive nine additional first-, second- and third-place awards from the 2016 annual judging. The newspaper is editorially and graphically strong. Terry Lane, who has been writing most

of the stories the last six months, will do the community a solid job. I feel confident he has what it takes to bring you the news, plus what it takes to keep a publication viable, or else I would have not entrusted my baby to him. But no advertisers, no newspaper. The community needs to rally around Lane and partner with him with their hard-earned cash. Advertising in Lumina News print and online works. It has thousands and thousands of readers; you are reading it, are you not? Newspapers around the world are struggling to remain economically viable. Lumina’s cursory 25-cent purchase price will not support it; it needs advertisers, print and online. The more advertisers, the more pages of news. It is just that simple. As for me, my other baby, the Wrightsville Beach Magazine, also highly acclaimed, deserves more of my time than I have been able to squeeze in. I owe it to the magazine to help it blossom to its fullest. We have never had a better, more gifted team, so sit back, relax and watch us soar to even greater heights. Now, I need your participation with two huge things also on my plate. One, it is time for me to try to make a difference from the other side of the printing press. I will soon file for Wrightsville’s Board of Aldermen for this 2017 off-year election. Ethically, I couldn’t report on government, holding it and myself accountable, as LN’s editor/publisher, if I were in government. And, I am going to heed God’s call to organize a home for orphaned children in Wilmington. Yes, there are great children’s home options outside our county, but Wilmington’s orphans should live and go to school in Wilmington, near to any relatives that desire a relationship with them, not hours away. I am not saying I am going to make it my day job; there are qualified professionals for that. But I will organize a board, solicit funding, find the location, set up the systems and put my gifts to getting it up and operational, you bet. Those of you who also feel this call from the Lord, it is time to come forth and do this great thing together for the glory of God. So there you have it. This is not a step away, but a lateral step to endeavors I could not do and edit/ publish Lumina News at the same time. I have thankfully not yet found a way to clone myself. Aloha.

Hook, Line & Sinker Spring-like temps sustain more fishing opportunities By Skylar Walters

Seventy-eight degrees in February: While it’s not unheard of, it did manage to tie a record temperature set in Wilmington in 1965. That’s some nice weather any time of year and considering the groundhog says we’re supposed to be getting six more weeks of winter, I’ll take it, as I’m sure you will also. Water temperatures continue to warm and are now reading in the mid-to-upper 50s, a range normally reserved for the month of March, when water temperatures start rising approximately four degrees a month. This time of year usually brings the coldest temperatures, so unless some drastic cold weather returns, anglers can expect an early fishing season, but not exceptionally early. With that said, the fish are generally still in winter mode so even if the weather stays very comfortable, don’t expect an onslaught of fish to show up until the spring pattern officially starts, which could be as early as March and really get going into the month of April. On the fishing front, the red drum seem to be loving this warm weather and the anglers also enjoying it have reported good results coming from the area inshore piers, docks and creeks. Those anglers that managed to put away some cut mullet or even finger mullet in the freezer before the season started dwindling down have really been doing really well on the

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natural bait. The artificial baits are also working but as is usual this time of year, it takes a lot more work and effort to make a lethargic fish eat an artificial bait, but it’s not impossible. A scented artificial bait will help draw interest quite a bit. Using the freshest shrimp one can find will also work wonders whether using a large chunk on a Carolina Rig or tipping a jig head with a shrimp morsel. Speckled trout fishing continues to be sporadic but anglers targeting them on a regular basis are reporting good fishing can be found, especially on the warmer and sunny days. The back of the creeks where the water seems to be shallower and warmer have been good areas to target as have the inlets along the mud banks. Fish that have been found in good numbers have mainly been on the smaller side but anglers staying with it have been able to weed them out and find some keepers. Off the beach, the ocean conditions have not been ideal the past week but prior to the wind, anglers were reporting some good fishing for black sea bass being found around the 20-mile range. Water temperatures in that area are reported to be in the mid-60s, which is also warm for this time of year, so once sea conditions improve, it shouldn’t take going much further offshore to find some other species like king mackerel and amberjack.

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