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Great day on the Pamlico

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Awarded by , 01-19-2018 at 11:38 AM (405 Views)
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After all the reports of fish kills, Ive been itching to get back on the water to fish and investigate. Headed out with J.Edwards on Sunday and braved the super cold temps on the "ugly duckly". Guides on the rod were freezing between every cast and the water was very muddy. We stuck it out until 10:30 and called it, with only a gizzard shad to show for our efforts and cold hands.<br>
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Headed down to the Pamlico on Monday and invited my neighbor Terry to come along. Terry is a veteran striperman, he is in his 70s and was braving the cold last week making solo trips on the Pam. We headed further east to escape the muddy mess from sunday and hit the water around 10 and he struck first with a short in the first 5 min. He puts 4 more in the boat with a nice slot 23" stud. I finally catch a short to get on the board and its game on. We found them shallow and deep. I put a few nice keepers in the boat, make a cast and bam. The hardest thump and dead weight I've felt in awhile. It feels like an eternity when the beast finally surfaces and its a nice largemouth. We estimated it to be close to 6lbs, my second biggest and a very healthy fish. I release her to fight another day. We fish around some more and another hard hit, this time its a 25.5" striper. Quality fish!!! Terry boats another slot just over 23". I make a cast over to the shallows and mr red fish shows up to party!!! We keep fishing, catching numerous shorts and finally I put the last keeper in the box around 2 to finish off our limit. We ended up the day with around 30 stripers (4 keepers) 3 in the slot, a nice largemouth, and a 19" red. No trout, but wasn't targeting them, didn't see any floaters either. 2018 starting off with a BANG!!!
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