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    Default Stripers in Trent River today = lockjaw

    Was finishing up a bad round of golf today at the NBGCC and noticed stripers rolling at the surface and eating topwater, so I raced home around 5:45 and got a few rods. Got back and threw everything I had in the truck at them: stick baits, mirrolures, super spooks, bucktails tipped with gulp, lead heads with jerk shad patters, etc. Nothing was working. I think I had one strike, but couldn't tell. They seemed perfectly content to cruise around and sip the surface of the water from time to time. ****, I'd have been better off using a cast net!


    Any of you guys fishing the Neuse/Trent have better luck today? Any advice?

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    Sure they were not gar?

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    Definitely not gar; that was my first thought too. Could clearly see the lines and the fins.

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    been there done that and it was gar...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal Coaster View Post
    They seemed perfectly content to cruise around and sip the surface of the water from time to time.
    Theres your answer. Gar will come up to the surface and sip or gulp air on top. There are plenty of gar around that area too.
    catfish_hunter likes this.


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    Another vote for gar. Stripers, when they are chasing bait, literally explode on the surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal Coaster View Post
    I'd have been better off using a cast net!
    Glad you didn't if they were in fact Gar, which it does sound like to me, but I wasn't there to see so I'm not gonna claim it to be something that I didn't see... From what you said though it sounds just like a Gar.
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