Which do you prefer to fish?
I was hoping to hear this. I was afraid I'd get some feedback about not being able to spot them. There is so much Marsh area between topsail Island and the mainland that I am going to continue exploring them if the wind permits. I don't have a way to transport the kayak right now for one thing. Secondly I feel like I've paddled maybe 20% of the areas and given the fact that people are talking about drum being inside the Marshes I'll give it more time. Thirdly I get a lot of exercise and have misplaced over 10 pounds since the start of spring. I say misplaced because I'll find them again come winter.May be time to start exploring different area!
I bet 90% of the reds I've caught were not seen prior to catching them. I fish the areas that look like they should hold fish rather than looking for activity...that's just a bonus when you see it.What about reds in grass? I understand they will venture into spartina grass eating sales, fiddlers etc so this would be flooding/slack/ebbing but really no moving water in the flats. I mean obviously moving but not like a channel. Would this still be considered moving in the context that others have mentioned?
Reds spend so much time in flats so I wonder if these flats need to be near a larger/deeper channel.
I ask because I've paddles around for about 9 hours over the last 3 days and have not seen a single school busting bait nor a single tailing fish. I paddles the Marshes off surf city and I have the wrenched neck to prove it.
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Where do u setup/anchor for an rising tide? Ive had limited success on the rising fishing docks and creeks off of the ICW.Live, moving water regardless of tide. Learn/study the areas your fishing and you will know where you need to be on incoming or out going.
I bet 90% of the reds I've caught were not seen prior to catching them. I fish the areas that look like they should hold fish rather than looking for activity...that's just a bonus when you see it.
Just my 2 cents but the days I use an anchor are the days I don't catch fish. Use your trolling motor and keep moving around. When you find them, then throw the anchor and catch a few and leave them biting for next time. I'm a die hard topwater guy but right now I've had to learn to put it down unless its first thing in the morning. Finger mullet is my best friend right now. When fishing docks the current side of them works best for me and for the most part you're gonna know if they are there pretty much right away. Keep moving and remember you can always go back.Where do u setup/anchor for an rising tide? Ive had limited success on the rising fishing docks and creeks off of the ICW.
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