Calling All Anglers!

Now it’s even easier to stay up to date on the latest science and news. Just check back here for new posts every Monday.

And… calling all scientists! If you’d like to write for Hook, Line & Science about your research, please contact Scott Baker at msbaker@ncsu.edu or Sara Mirabilio at semirabi@ncsu.edu.

When Do Anglers Head to Reef Sites?

September 28, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Long-range automated cameras answered the question about one in site in Australia.

Does the Moon Affect Offshore Tournament Catch Rates?

September 21, 2020 | Dave Shaw

A classic study shows how moon phase influences some gamefish more than others.

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How Do Loggerhead Sea Turtles React to Hurricanes?

September 14, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Not only do they dive longer and change locations, but their new behaviors linger after the storm has passed.

Do Trout Stocked in Western NC Rivers Stay Put?

August 31, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Most trout stay within about a mile of their original stocking location but are available in high numbers to anglers for only a few weeks.

Where Can I Find Quick and Free Info about Fish Stocks?

August 24, 2020 | Dave Shaw

The new NOAA Fisheries Stock SMART Tool provides easy online access to current and historical data on federal stock assessments.

What’s the Greatest Risk to Your Boat?

August 17, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Hurricanes result in some of the most frequent boating insurance claims.

Are Catch-and-Release Deepwater Fish an Easy Meal for Sharks?

August 10, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Can shark appetites undermine the use of descending devices as a conservation strategy? A research team led by one of the scientists who appeared on SHARKFEST, Marcus Drymon of Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, decided to find out.  

What Are the Top Ten Most Common Types of Trash on the NC Coast?

August 3, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Cigarette butts make up 26% of beach trash. Fishing gear doesn’t even make the top ten list.

How Diverse Are Temperate Reef Fishes on the Southeast Coast?

July 27, 2020 | Dave Shaw

Over a three-year period, scientists observed 138 species of fish.

The Most Popular Hook, Line & Science Posts So Far from 2020

July 20, 2020 | Scott Baker

Posts on flounder identification, historic dock photos and North Carolina shrimp were the most read during the first six months of 2020.