I joined this site a week ago and just noticed this section. I live near Statesville North Carolina. I enjoy all the outdoors hunting,fishing,trapping etc. I mostly fish lake Norman and the oak island area,love both fresh and salt water fishing, my wife is my best fishing partner and usually out fish's me. Like my handle says,I'm an urban mountain man I probably should be living in Alaska. Im a retired animal damage control agent but I still trap from the beginning to the end of trapping season focusing on killing as many coyotes as I can. I also an avid bowhunter stopped gun hunting years ago our main source of red meat is venision. I live self sufficient growing my own veggys and catching fish for the freezer also,,grocery stores don't like me much. Im active with Barium springs home for children( the largest homeless school for kids in nc) Ive been managing a pond on their property and have started a fishing program for the children and its going very well. Appears to be some very knowledgeable members on here, hopefully I can learn a few things as well as pass a few things along.
Welcome Glad you have joined us If there is anything around hickory I can help you with let me know. If you want to fish up this way sometime let me know that as well. I have an old boat and a spare yak, I also enjoy getting out on the DH waters in the winter time.
Thanks for the welcomes. I mostly fish Norman for catfish, but they took a hard hit this year from guys jugging,trot lining and traps. Had my worst year in 20 years fishing for them this year. Heading for Oak Island tomorrow maybe we can catch a few fish down there, great way to spend our anniversary.
I am an unreformed jug fisherman. I haven't in years but it was always a good time. We would fish the area around the cabin so that we could check all jugs every 2 hours, remove fish, re-bait, and re-position as needed and still have 15 mins or so between trips to stretch our legs.
I think the limit is 25 jugs at a time now. we used to run a few hundred from two boats twice in the fall and then we would have the biggest fish fry you ever seen in late Oct. I usually ended up cooking fillets in a turkey fryer for hours. people would show up that we never saw any other time, and if we were lucky we could talk a group of pickers into bringing their equipment and playing under the carport. I have been thinking about trying it in big cove somewhere from the yak. It is finding a spot for the leg stretching part that is the trouble.