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    Default Creek Fishing fun

    Came home the other day from my Western NC camping trip and decided to check out the creek behind my house. Had to hike down a ways, but I made it down there and started throwing a spinner. Within 20 seconds it got slammed by a decent sized sunfish. Great colors. I hiked down a bit and fished another little section, caught a few nice bluegill and a decent crappie. So much fun. Who knew creek fishing could be such a blast! You know I'm heading back down there after work today...
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    That confirms it bud, your addicted or should I say "hooked up"
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    I love small creek fishing! I usually never get skunked and occasionally catch some big ones as well. Small skinny water is fun to explore and easy to cover.
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    I grew up with a nice creek in the backyard that I fished all the time. Miss those days.
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    I have a nice trout stream about 60 yards or so behind house. Does not get hit much, due to limited access. Lots of trout that have gotten stocked, get a chance to get stream wild. Plus there is some Smallmouth etc...few 4' or so pools just behind the house. Nice to just go there with just shorts and sneaks on, fish and cool off during summer. Have caught some really decent fish. Good place for me to practice some tight area fly fishing. I feel lucky to have it that close.
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    Went down there after work today and fished for about 40 minutes. So much fun. Got some video this time...
    https://youtu.be/8VWPhcUQaOQ

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    Spent some more time fishing the creek this afternoon and caught 2 largemouth, along with some sunfish and bluegill. That's 4 species! Got a little video of the fun...
    https://youtu.be/-ZP6qcjbrxU
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    When I was fishing the other day, I inadvertently retrieved a lure on top of the water and got a nice blowup. Has anyone had any luck fishing topwater for panfish? I was thinking of trying a small popper or a mini buzzbait (if I can find one small enough). I know there are some bass down there, I know they'd hit the topwater lures. But it would be pretty slick to catch some panfish or a Crappie on topwater.

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    The Heddon tiny Torpedo is an awesome ultra light topwater lure. https://www.heddonlures.com/product/tiny-torpedo-3/
    Heddon ultra light pop and the Rebel Micro critters. I have caught some nice trout on those rebels.
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    The tiny torpedo is great! Also a small original rapala floating minnow twitched on the top, I think fish think it’s a wounded dragonfly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trey77 View Post
    The tiny torpedo is great! Also a small original rapala floating minnow twitched on the top, I think fish think it’s a wounded dragonfly.
    Yes! forgot that one, a #3 in firetiger is killer.

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    Picked up a tiny torpedo today. I'll give it a shot after work. I have a few Rapala floating minnows, I've never tried twitching them on top...I'll give that a try too! Thanks guys!

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    I just got back from a creek I go to, caught 4 largemouth none over 12”, a decent shell cracker, I hooked into a huge bowfin but she was strong and got into some brush pile and broke my line. All on live minnows.
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    How does cold weather affect creek fishing? I've noticed that in the past week the bite has slowed down drastically. Though the water level went up quite a bit after the big rain we had, but as of yesterday it's back down. But the bites have gotten much more infrequent.

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    My friend, you have yourself a little slice of Heaven. Looks like mega fun with an ultralight. Get yourself a 'Yak and explore further, assuming it is "navigable" and will not impose upon other properties.
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