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Hey all, i just moved to Clayton from Raleigh, and I am looking for some places to fish in or near Johnston county. If anyone has any suggestions or would like to meet up, let me know. I have a kayak I can fish from as well, but I looking for maybe some farm ponds or other areas people wouldn't mind letting me fish.
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Graham Jackson
 

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Twin ponds in selma off of exit 98 is a public fishing pond. It can be rough at times but there are some big crappie, bowfin, jacks, bass and I've even heard of cats in there. It's big enough for a kayak. Gets a ton of fishing pressure though. If you want a real adventure put your yak in next to one of the bridges that go over the blackwater creeks. Most of them have some sort of path and place to pull off the road and fish. You would be surprised at the crappie and bluegil that thrive in the creeks around here. Even some bass. Plus you can get far from civilization and really become one with nature. Of course the main occupants of these waters are gar, bowfin and bullhead cats. Toss some cut bait and hang on they will drag that kayak all around. It's my favorite type of fishing to do in good ole JoCo. Not a lot of public farm pond fishing around here but if you are polite and make friends people are usually generous with their waters to people that they feel they can trust. The farm ponds here are usually home to some monster 7-8lb bass
 

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Neuse is in your back yard. I was up at Buckhorn Res just to the east of you this morning with the kids, catching cats on jugs and some bream. You have tons of water around you for yak fishing. I have a G3 1860 and a yak but spend more time in the yak around here unless I'm taking the kids fishing. I'm in Princeton just south of you a bit.
 

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I have fished the Neuse from the falls lake to milburnie dam a ton, but not under it. I'll have to check it out. I'll check out buckhorn res as well. I need. The Neuse has been so high for so long this season I haven't fished it yet this year, but I plan on heading out on Monday since I heard they are shocking up shad and stripers this close to raleigh.
 

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Yeah, this year it's been real high all year. I have had some unbelievable days crappie fishing on the neuse. It's been pretty good for everything but I think I'm the only goofball in my area that targets crappie in the river.
 

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I've never caught a crappie on the Neuse above milburnie dam, are they only under the dam? I'd love to get together and fish for em sometime, crappie are one of my favorite fish to target.
 

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I've never caught a crappie on the Neuse above milburnie dam, are they only under the dam? I'd love to get together and fish for em sometime, crappie are one of my favorite fish to target.
I'm not sure how far up they go. I usually target crappie in the river in the fall but keep it in mind. I'll likely be hitting the river on Tuesday and I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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I've had a sick little one at home the last couple days, so my plans for today fell out. With the current temps I think it starting to be time to fish at night or at least evenings anyway. I'll still try and hit the river this week.
 
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