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My buddy Bob and I went to Dawson Creek yesterday with kayaks and fishing gear to try our luck with the reds, trout, and flounder. Not much success but lots of fun anyway. Bob hooked but did not boat a nice flounder and I boated (but did not hook) a nice croaker. The croaker was hooked by a fellow whose rod was snatched into the water and I managed to recover it for him. My reward for getting the rod back was reeling in his fish.

Ran into a couple of fellows who were having great luck with flounder just outside the Dawson Creek bridge (leading into the Neuse river where it is about 3 miles wide). We tried to paddle into the area they mentioned but the wind had kicked up and the swells and whitecaps were more than I wanted to battle. Next time, I'll take the Bateau.

All-in-all a great day. Certainly better than a day at work.
 

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Sounds like a nice day on the water....
 

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one of these days I'm gonna find that place.....
 

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one of these days I'm gonna find that place.....
It's just outside Oriental, between there and Minnesott Beach.
 

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Wow, retrieved the rod back... man.. some things that make ya go hmmm...!! Must of been a heck of a croaker to pull it in... did the guy at least thank you for gettin his rod back???

Thanx for the report!
 

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Yep, thanks were heard all around! The fellow had laid his rod down with the reel on top of a short sea-wall so a good sized pin fish could have pulled it in! Also, the rod was in only a foot or so of water ... stuck in the muddy bottom. It actually was a pretty nice croaker. If it had been mine, it would have been part of a balanced meal later Saturday evening. I've definitely got to get my Jones Brothers repaired so I can get out in the river next time.
 
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Hey CoachKinsey, just joined the site today! I was the guy you met in Dawson Creek last Saturday. Overall it was a pretty good day, especially before the wind kicked up. Hope to see you on the water again sometime.
 

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Good report...Back in the mid 70's I used to fish quite frequently in the Dawson Creek area and it seemed that there were always plenty of croaker and puppy drum just outside of the mouth of the creek. That was in the days before size and quantity limits and I used to catch enough at times for a good neighborhood cookout. In October the grey trout became plentiful and made for a tasty dish cooked on the creek bank.....boy, that was a great treat!
 
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