Originally Posted by trigger22
C.Lane and I hit the river this morning with high hopes of catching a few trout and then were going to go on the hunt for some stripers. After a bumpy run in a stiff ENE wind we settled into our spot and began fishing. Before it was all said and done we had a box slam full of trout and a bonus drum to go with it. In the mix we also added two stripers. All fish came on Topwater and Mirrolure 17mr's. The three biggest
Originally Posted by rcfishy
Thanks so much ncangler.com and ALL of those that I have asked for tips and advice on various fishing topics. Took all of that knowledge out into the Neuse river Saturday with my two youngest sons and we got it done. The one in the red shirt, Grant, was the angler, age 15. On the right, Sam, age 12 was the net man. A nice bull drum at 46 inches and 25 lbs. Still have lots to learn but.....What could be more fun
Originally Posted by SmilingSam
I decided to make the trip and try to catch a big drum. Somewhat inexperienced with that fishing, I private messaged two members with hopes they would share some information. Both replied and to a great extent were consistent with what I wanted to know. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE, THANKS TO YOU below is what I caught the first day. 47" nice 'un near the mouth of the Pamlico River (south side). SmilingSam
Originally Posted by ice cream man
Hooked 6 Reds, we landed 3. My biggest of this year 32".
6 Blues all around 5#ers.
2 keeper Trout.
2 Jacks & 1 Ladyfish.
We must have had at least 15 more blow ups.
Had some hook break while fighting a big Red.
We lost 2 topwaters, one came floating back after an hour.
All on topwater, all in one spot, all in a few feet of water with Porpoises swimming
Originally Posted by stratos294
Went the past two Sundays and wore out the Old Drum Last Sunday we caught 15 and this Sunday we caught 21 and lost several more. Fished 6 hours the first day and 4 hours this past Sunday.
If we could have kept bait in the water longer, we could have caught more. Pretty chaotic for two people. Here are a few photos,