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  1. Rod-Man Report November 16, 2006

    Awarded by , 11-16-2006 at 01:53 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. Rick Bennett
    Rod-Man Report November 16, 2006:

    Hi Folks,
    Fall fishing is great. This past week the redfish have been nothing short of amazing. One lucky customer landed and released 18 reds between 24" and 32". The speckled trout bite is on as well. In the weeks left this fall my reports will focus primarily on inshore/near shore fishing.

    Now here's my report:
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  2. How to catch and care for mud minnows

    Awarded by , 11-16-2006 at 10:03 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Duke O Fluke
    Mud Minnows are by far the most versatile bait choice when fishing for flounder. Some bait stores carry mud minnows and this is the easiest way to procure your bait, but in some areas they are just not available. Fortunately these baits can be easily caught on your own by using a minnow trap.

    How to use a minnow trap for mud minnows
    A minnow trap consists of two cylindrical halves that clamp together and are made
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  3. Deisel spill on Smith creek in Oriental

    Awarded by , 11-15-2006 at 12:48 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Duke O Fluke
    Woke up to find some inconsiderate boater emptied their bilge in Smith creek... oil stretched for more then 1/2 mile should be gone by the weekend but you just wonder about some people.
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  4. Catching Report - November 14, 2006

    Speckled trout, red drum and a few flounder are being caught inshore. The cooler nights have the fish moving to deeper water so look for them in holes and drop offs and mud bottoms in the mornings and evenings. In the middle of sunny days you can find them up in shallow water on the sand flats warming up in the sun.

    Surf City Pier reports some spots are still being caught as well as black drum, speckled trout and an occasional black drum and blue fish.

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  5. The curly tail grub verse gulp debate

    Awarded by , 11-13-2006 at 01:35 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Duke O Fluke
    Great few days of trout fishing in the lower Neuse River with 4 over 24. The hot bait unfortunately has been the highly effective but highly priced 3" gulp shrimp in the Nuclear Chicken. We have been fishing these baits on a 1/8 ounce chartreuse jig and working it in a series of short slow hops across the bottom. Most of the hits have come on the fall or while the bait was resting still on the bottom right before the next hop. I wish Berkley would lower the price on these things as they do
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