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Specks in nets

Updated: May 7, 2009, 4:00 PM ET
By Mike Marsh | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

While other fish are caught in the speckled trout gill net fishery, Beth Burns, the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries' spotted sea trout biologist, said the nets don't snare undersized speckled trout.

"Commercial gill net fishermen are especially good at targeting larger spotted sea trout," Burns said. "Their typical fish is about 14-inches long, while the typical fish in the recreational fishery is closer to the minimum length of 12 inches. Commercial fishermen are good at adjusting ...

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