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    Default Another one!?

    Fished Salem creek downstream from the YWCA again this afternoon. Landed a few nice sunfish along the way. I threw into a deeper pocket and watched this little guy come out and crush my bait. This one, to me, looks even more like a smallmouth! On my way out I passed a few other guys who had been fishing and they said they have been catching smallies out there. What do y’all think?
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    Iím no expert but I think itís some type of hybrid. Pretty cool fishing in the city limits. Iíve always wanted to but never made the time to try. When I get the chance to wet a line itís usually close to home.


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    Yeah I agree it likely is some type of hybrid. It’s new waters for me. I’ve started exploring some of the creeks around Winston and it has been a lot of fun. The main two I’ve gone to are Salem creek and muddy creek along the greenway.

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    That looks like it almost certainly has some smallmouth blood in it. Do you ever kayak fish?

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    Hybrid...............
    Mowhawk pack , coleman scanoe, OT 158, 2 OT 119's,
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmckearney View Post
    That looks like it almost certainly has some smallmouth blood in it. Do you ever kayak fish?
    I have occasionally at the coast with a rental but I do not own a kayak. I’m not opposed to it and thought long and hard about buying a pedal driven kayak but never pulled the trigger on one.

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    I at first glance thought it was a Coosa or Bartram's bass but I don't think they are in NC.
    I actually target them in the Savanah river system up in the head waters.
    However, it very well could be a hybrid of some kind.

    This is a Coosa bass...

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    I've been meaning to try putting my kayak in on lower Muddy Creek near the Yadkin for years now but haven't gotten around to it. I wonder how floatable it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekp View Post
    I at first glance thought it was a Coosa or Bartram's bass but I don't think they are in NC.
    Are those the same as the "Alabama Bass" discussed in this article?

    https://www.bassmaster.com/conservat...-bass-invasion

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmckearney View Post
    I've been meaning to try putting my kayak in on lower Muddy Creek near the Yadkin for years now but haven't gotten around to it. I wonder how floatable it is.
    I have never explored that portion of muddy creek. I’ve only been in the creek above and below Jamison park. I talked to a guy out there who grew up around there and he has fished it for years. He said he has caught lots of bass, bream, crappie, and some good sized catfish. One time I was out there and there was a younger couple floating that area in a canoe. They said they put in at the Robinhood road access but I don’t remember where they were getting out. That section is floatable in some areas but there are a TON of log jams scattered around that would make passing a kayak pretty difficult.

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    Are those the same as the "Alabama Bass" discussed in this article?
    I don't think so, the Coosa bass do not get big. SC record is like 5 lb. If you catch one over a pound, it is a good one. a 2 pounder is a trophy. They also do not have the lateral spots like the Alabama.

    Then again, I'm not a marine biologists.
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    All I can say is you better be packing if you gonna fish those areas. Nice fish as well!

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