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  1. NC Piedmont
    Yesterday I proved to my satisfaction that the shad run is over in the Neuse River. Had fun anyway, as the river is in beautiful shape. I fished near the Milburnie Rapids (I love writing that) with #4 chartreuse Clousers and a 5wt sinktip. Caught a bunch of aggressive small crappie and bluegills...
  2. Freshwater Fishing
    Started this morning with zero visibility due to lake fog. Found my way after the fog cleared and landed this 24" Bowfin on an ultra light with a yellow beetle spinner followed by a 20" Pickerel on a blue/black chatter bait.
  3. General Fishing Topics
    Hi folks, Someone I know very well (ok it was me) wrote an article on bowfin and the idea of killing them senselessly to "protect gamefish". I've included the link below and am welcoming any (polite) input either on this thread or elsewhere. Thanks for reading...
  4. NC Piedmont
    Before supper, I rode out to the Black Creek bridge near the house with my little brother for a little bit of fishing, hoping to catch a gar. Didn't pull in any gar (though they were surfacing everywhere), but did have a considerable amount of luck in the 35 minutes I was down there. I used...
  5. Freshwater Fishing
    Did some local fishing at location 'X' in Charlotte today, and was spotting some bowfin, saw a female at first ( I think it's the female that has the dot on the tail), almost got it to bite, and then I got a decent size male to smash my 2.5" gulp minnow, and man , ...these fish are angry and...
  6. Fly-Fishing
    I really dig catching bowfin and have caught a few from my kayak on the White Oak River using spinning gear. I know there are a few guys who are experienced here (Tarheel) and was hoping some of the experienced guys could shed some light on how to get my first bowfin on the fly i.e. location...
  7. Freshwater Fishing
    I'm looking to get into bowfin fishing they sound like a blast to catch. I've never fished for then so I need help with everything from bait to hooks and techniques. I'm also looking for some good spots near Jacksonville I don't have a boat so bank fishing. Thanks in advance
  8. NC Piedmont
    I had just picked up my new custom rod from Eddie at Weavercraft Fishing. I couldn't resist taking it out for a trial run. I went down to a favorite spot on the Haw River. It was hot out there. The water was hot and the rocks were scorching. It felt like a sauna. On my third cast I missed a...
  9. General Fishing Topics
    Bowfin catches attention of one angler, not many others article features Henry Veggian, UNC faculty member and avid fisherman who has actually written extensively on the bowfin -- and has caught a lot of them as well. fyi -- joel
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