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Headed up there Saturday with some friends and family to camp overnight, Im planning on fishing saturday afternoon from blounts creek to south creek and bath creek with the kids and wives, and im sure some solo too. Anyone fished these areas recently? I havent been out in a few weeks....

Two other questions short of running out to the other side of bath creek or indian island is flounder gigging worth a shot in the goose creek state park or blounts creek area? I got a guy going who wants to stab some.. but I always go out further than this, I never have that far in but figured I would ask the advice of the group.

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Im gonna try real hard and be patient and work on my hard bait skills this weekend. I have never been patient enough to "learn" these. I want to work some topwaters and 17's I guess.... I have a tacklebox full to include, she dog, top pup, badonkadonk, 17's in multiple colors. but again never been patient enough to catch anything.... I have always bounced back to soft plastics.... So hopefully I can figure these out this weekend, cause according to the majority, these baits work.... they just have to be used correctly.... so hopefully some cold drinks will bring out my patience....

Any advice on the hard baits really would help, just how to fish them really.... i know the areas to look for, im sure my presentation make the fish laugh....

Worst case on all I will run over to campbells....

I will post what happened sunday hopefully.... win or lose....
 

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The mouth of Goose creek and heading east along the stumpy shoreline right outside of the creak on the Pamlico is a great area for topwater early in the morning. Be selective on throwing other lures in that area as there are a lot of stumps and snags there. You will most likely see other boats there as well. Fishing seems to be better the farther east you get. We fished Durham and Bath Creek last last weekend with little to show for it. As far as flounder gigging it will be tough if there is much wind at all but two good places is west side of Blounts Bay about middle way between the pamlico and the narrow opening into the creek. Most maps will show the shallow sandy area. Also you can try the shallow area right in front of the phophate mine. Good Luck!!
 

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Thanks for the reply, I normally do fish further east than this, towards campbells and beyond, but this trip will limit me some with the location im starting.... I did notice on Gmaps that blounts bay and a few areas around had some sandy looking areas, hopefully the wind isnt kicking to bad.... Hopefully we will do something, mainly for the kids that are going they should have a blast either way, but to put them on some fish there would be real cool, Thanks for post, I will update and let yall know how it went.
 

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better than nothing at all... Wish i was out there today as well... yeah im hoping with the temperature getting up it will help out some, Wind should be out of the SW, so bait should be blowing into that side..... we'll see. Thanks for the post
 

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Ok so got out later than planned saturday, getting things ready for camping, actually got the boat put in at Dinahs around 445 and started the fishing, immediately got about a 17inch flounder, let him go and then a 3 more smaller flatties.

Then came the first hit of rain.... threw down hard for a few minutes.... popped up bimini top and waited it out on the water for a few.... cleared up to a beautiful sky and the other two on the boat were ready to go in for fear of the storms.... I saw about 40 minutes left of daylight to fish so shot over into blounts bay and fished certain areas...

again only hooking up with flounder and losing baits on the bottom there..... Fun but tried everything only thing seemed to entice was softplastics... so I may be too impatient working with hard baits..... the few i did try got nothing granted i didnt try long as the day was ending fast and the storms were coming...Would have loved to have got on some trout.... ehh another day..

I did see my first blow up while fishing top water.... twice on the same cast missed my hooks by a few inches... but was cool to see for the first time... maybe I will get one on top water soon.....

Heading to belhaven this weekend, my sons got a football game there at 12 so looks like I may be able to fish all morning..... and it doesnt make the drive so bad.... I will keep yall posted....
 
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