I stopped by the NCWRC public hearing in Norwood this evening to see the "lay of the land" and get a feel for the format in Morganton next week. The primamry focus was the proposed restriction on the blue catfish harvest on Badin Lake and Lake Norman. I did not sign up to speak at this meeting since it was not my home district, but some of our BOC/CCC members did and they out numbered the opposition 3:1!! GREAT JOB GUYS!!! I will let those guys fill you in more on what they said and what they took away from the meeting. The good news is that the topics we are interested in are near the TOP of the list. I was out of there in 30 minutes, but the Morganton meeting will be a bit longer because there is some trout legislation before ours that will probably bring about some discussion. Our BOC/CCC guys also suggested to the NCWRC a reduction in the proposed 100 jug limit to 25, so that is something we need to reinforce for them in Morganton. I will get you more information from the meeting later.