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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 62 Issue 7, July 1998
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Before the 1980s, some of the best largemouth bass fishing was found in Currituck Sound. However, various factors, including increased salinity and the disappearance of aquatic vegetation, led to its decline, along with supporting businesses. Twenty years later, selected area restocking and the return of aquatic vegetation are helping to restore the fishery.
When Robert Lee Dyer of Sylva caught a twenty-four pound, ten-ounce brown trout in the Nantahala River on April 17, 1998, he bettered the existing state record by nine pounds.
On any given summer day, vacationers can be seen on the state's beaches picking up tulips, olives, and bonnets. However, they are anything but what their names imply. They are part of the vast array that many vacationers find too enchanting to leave behind.