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    Hello all I am pretty new to North Carolina and heard that there is some good striper fishing in the Cape Fear river. I live in the Clayton area and was wondering where to go on the Cape Fear river to catch stripper in a kayak. If anybody is willing to give up some of their information it would be much appreciated.

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    At one time they used to catch them right below the Jordan Lake dam. I dont know if that is still the case.
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    Stripers can be caught anywhere in the Cape Fear below Jordan on the Haw(3 mils or so down the Haw and Deep join to form the Cape fear) . But,to consistantly catch them you need to either be right under 1 of the 4 dams or better yet you need to be within 2 -3 miles of where the NE Cape fear Runs into the Cape Fear. That Point is good for them. Otherwise catching them is going to be limited. Also this time of year you need to use at least 17lb line and get them in QUICK and release quick. Otherwise they will be a floater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mack in N.C. View Post
    Also this time of year you need to use at least 17lb line and get them in QUICK and release quick. Otherwise they will be a floater.
    Why is that? Is it too hot and they overheat, or something I don't understand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Swab View Post
    Why is that? Is it too hot and they overheat, or something I don't understand?
    yes too hot and they cannot handle it......you use less than 17 lb line or so and they will be floaters......some will be flosters with heavy tackle but a LOT will be floaters using light line.
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    This time of year the bulk of the fish are back downriver around Wilmington

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