In a surprise move, the Department of Natural Resources yesterday declared a third extension of the fall recreational fishery for rock. It will coincide with the previously announced two-day reopener of the charter season Saturday and Sunday.
The daily limit in both fisheries will be two a day between 18 and 36 inches, and no permits are needed. The unexpected extension of the recreational fishery is attributed to poor weather last weekend that cut into the expected catch. DNR said both fisheries have not reached their quotas, and reserved comment concerning yet another addition to the recreational fishery should weather once again sour catches to keep anglers short of their total of 456,747 pounds. For information, call Frances McFaden at 974-3365.