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  1. #1
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    Heading to the Pungo later this week. Will mostly be around the Slade Creek area. Any ideas on how I should be looking to find the usual suspects this time of year? (reds, trout, flounder)

    Does the hurricane mess things up for me?

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    Slade and Fortescue Creeks are always good...fish the points in at least 4-5 feet of water...find the bait and you will find the fish. Today’s hurricane forecast is for 1-3 inches of rain, a 2-3 foot surge, and a quick in and out of the area on Tuesday, maybe 45 mph winds.

    You might lose a day or two of fishing. Heavier rains than forecast might change the salinity in the creeks and force the fish out into the main river. If that happens I would go farther down into Abel Bay.

    As a (good) back-up plan, remember that you are a 30 to 40 minute truck ride from Rose Bay and Swanquarter...according to the forecast those areas might not get as much rain. Good luck...please report back!
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    Kayak Angler, Red X Angler, and a Full Time Angler (as of 2/1/18!!!)Retirement!

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    Thanks for the advice. Will report back.

    Would you expect me to have much luck w/ trolling artificials (x-raps, swimbaits on jigheads, etc.) or should I be catching live bait this time of year?

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    Z Man, Gulp, and Mirrolure MR17s are what I use. If the pins are bad, ditch the Gulp baits...Z’s hold up way better.
    Kayak Angler, Red X Angler, and a Full Time Angler (as of 2/1/18!!!)Retirement!

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    Any killer Zman colors for that area?

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    Pearl, chartreuse, yellow with red splotches...good luck.
    Kayak Angler, Red X Angler, and a Full Time Angler (as of 2/1/18!!!)Retirement!

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