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I know I am rushing the season but my wife has the weekend off and we are heading to Topsail in the morning. I will post how we do. I plan on surfishing Topsail beach tomorrow. My expetations are low but finally it is March Leap year sucks it should have been March today not tomorrow. February is draging on way too long.
 

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Hope ya find a nice stray red looking for a tasty mullet!
 

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I'm going the next weekend. Please describe soaking drum bait? How do you put it on the hook and what about the shrimp , live or dead? Maybe I need to give up an play with that silly white ball. NO WAY !!!! What am I thinking!
 

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This time of year, and to keep it simple, buy the freshest NC shrimp you can find.(ask if it is local or foreign, the foreign stuff doesnt work well.) Thread it on the hook following the curve like you would a worm. One nice piece should cut in half and do 2 hooks. Also buy some mullet and cut it cross ways into chunks about 1/2-3/4 inch and hook it through the back so the hook pierces both sides of skin. "soaking drum bait just means fishing it on the bottom" (cast it out and let it "soak")
Basic 2 hook bottom rig is fine for most. Might size up the hooks for Reds. Be sure to get the proper coastal size regulations and a saltwatwer license if you dont have them already!!( no coastal license needed if you pierfish and the pier has a "blanket license")
 
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10-4 drop.........never forget the license, good advise. I just take it for granted everyone has them, but you never know, especially ones coming in from out of town:cool:

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It was a great day Saturday weather wise, fished Topsail Beach both sides of the Roger. Not one single bite was had, but it was nice just being at the beach on a nice day. I am still 0-2008. Not sure if I am heading to Oak Island next week or not the early forecast is not calling for that good of a weekend but I am keeping my options open.
 
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