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  1. General Fishing Topics
    Hi Friends. I'm from Jacksonville and I like to fish many different places. I've had some good times fishing this year. I'm really beginning to see the value in learning how to surf fish effectively. Places to surf fish are ubiquitous and its that advantage I love the most. I'm really favoring...
  2. NC Coast
    Loaded the kayak this afternoon in search of some keeper fish. Been locating them but getting them to bite has taken some work.. Worked a mirrolure topwater, and then my spook jr. with no takers. Switched it up to throwing pro-cured silver flash paddle tails to match the bait I was seeing...
  3. NC Coast
    My buddy and I fished Oak Island this past weekend and I'd say we did fairly well. We caught the whole spectrum of fish; Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Flounder, Spot, Sea mullet, pompano, and a shark. We each caught a stud Redfish and a keeper Black Drum. We caught the red's inshore on...
  4. Saltwater Fishing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1hxIG9MeFo .. beautiful fish too
  5. NC Coast
    I finally made it down to Belhaven yesterday for the first time and it sure is a beautiful area. I had plans on going to swanquarter but I just wanted to catch some fish! The wind was pretty strong from the north for most of the afternoon so I stayed close to the north shore. I poked around...
  6. Saltwater Fishing
    Despite dodging rain all night I still managed to pull in (6) Reds all in the 20" and above range on New River not far from Court House Bay. They seemed to be taking to mullet and shrimp and put up a nice fight. Had to finally call it quits around 0530 due to the storm being right on top of me...
  7. Saltwater Fishing
    I moved to Wilmington, NC last June and this spring I am trying to teach myself to fish saltwater. I have no experience and no one in my family does either. I grew up bass fishing in West Virginia. I have gone fishing countless times to the North End at Carolina Beach on the river at the end...
  8. NC Coast
    Fished Queens creek from 5 to 7 today after I got off work. I managed to go without even a single bite but my girl got two reds. One was right on the line at 18 inches so we put him back and the other was around 16. Both fish were caught on Gulp 4"10cm Swimming Mullet in chartreuse color right...
  9. Saltwater Fishing
    I just recently purchased a Sea Nymph 16'5" Bass Attacker. I was wondering if the winds around the area get to be a bit to much for a boat that size. I would assume it would do just fine in the waters but some advice and opinions of folks who have been on the rivers wouldn't hurt. I have...
  10. Saltwater Fishing
    I am going to Nags Head in Sept. and would like some advice from you experienced Drum fisherman. I usually catch live mullet between 3 and 6 inches long and rig up a Carolina Rig (2OZ) with 40LB Flourocarbon leader to throw into the surf. One of my questions is what is the best hook to use for...
  11. Fly-Fishing
    Hi all, Haven't done much posting up here, just a lot of reading, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Anyway, I am wondering if anyone knows of any spots in the general area of Beaufort, Morehead, AB, and on down to Emerald Isle that are suitable for wade-fishing for various inshore species. I...
  12. Kayak Fishing
    Hey, I'm new to kayak fishing in the salt water. I was wondering is there anyone out there would like to meet up sometime at Ft. Fisher boatramp to show me some things about red drum and flounder fishing in the back waters. My wife loves to kayak but if she is not catching anything within an...
  13. NC Coast
    You don't have to wait to night time to get a drum bite on the Neuse River. Try those same eveing spots in the morning. We've been doing great catching plenty of fish from 6:30 to 10:30 each morning. Yesterday we landed 13 by 10AM! So get out there and each cool weather and sunrise and of...
  14. NC Coast
    It has been so long since I went fishing, I had to relearn how to hold a rod. Well maybe not that long but long enough. Finally had the chance to go today so I met up with Breadman and left out of New River Marina. Our first stop was non-productive so after a half hour or so we headed to...
  15. Saltwater Fishing
    Hi all, Heading down to Emerald Isle tomorrow for a 4 day fishing trip!! I was wondering how the surf fishing was? Any reports or updates would be much appreciated. Thanks FishingCrazy
  16. Saltwater Fishing
    im new to saltwater fishing and do you guys really think a leader is worth the trouble of buying/making. i feel like a rig with just a twenty lb test line should do just fine. am i wrong?
  17. NC Coast
    Had a chance to go fishing with Breadman and Breadman Jr. today. We fished on his end of Topsail in some skinny water . It was pretty windy, his famous last words when he called to invite me were "I'll get us out of the wind, don't worry". Ha! Well at least he put us on some decent fish...
  18. Saltwater Fishing
    Ok so i fish all the time down at Holden Beach, and i usually use some cut shrimp or a 1/4 oz. jighead with a plastic tube on it. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for artificial baits for red drum or spotted trout? I dont have a boat or anything so i would be fishing from a dock or...
  19. Saltwater Fishing
    I caught this Red today, a few hours ago. measured 25inches. a good fight he was!! not sure on how much he weighed. Threw him back for another day:). Anyone want to take a gander??????
  20. Saltwater Fishing
    Headed out this morning with my old retired Army buddy from Fayetteville, Bobby Parker. We hit the New River a little late but still nice this morning...the bite was slow but loads of gar breaking all over the place... We headed down SW Creek and came across this...don't think we had the...
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