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Fishing North Carolina Style

This group is for anglers to share information on fishing the great state of North Carolina..............

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might be a dumb ass question but 49 Replies

here goes,  cleaning large panfish, filet? or dcale and gut and whack head off, or do you whack head off or tail off or cut fins out??never caught bluegill big enough to filetContinue

Started by Ira R (Rick) Jones. Last reply by David, aka, "McScruff" Nov 23, 2015.

Slow day near Badin today... 6 Replies

Went out for a few hours this morning hoping to get into some decent 'gills and take a few home.  It was not one of my better days...broke my leader and didn't have another leader or my tippet and to…Continue

Started by Kevin Cheek. Last reply by Kevin Cheek Jul 7, 2015.

This forum is AWESOME! 3 Replies

Just want to say thanks to the great people on Big Bluegill!  After reading a few of the post in several groups, I went to BassPro and got some pink Gulp Power Wigglers (look like little maggots) and…Continue

Started by Kevin Cheek. Last reply by Slip Sinker Jul 3, 2015.

mouth of Trent at Neuse river 3 Replies

air photos show lots of reed lines and many other creeks, what is your success story for this area what are the depths you fished?  in the reed line? live bait? bobbers?Continue

Started by Ira R (Rick) Jones. Last reply by Ira R (Rick) Jones Apr 2, 2015.

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Comment by Jason Preslar on January 18, 2016 at 8:54pm
I've been great. Hope you guys have been getting along good yourselves.
Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on January 18, 2016 at 7:38pm

Hey Jason Happy New Year..........I don't have real "high" end fish finders on my boats but I do depend on them for temperature and depth.........I do watch the fish indicators for a clue but don't make any determinations from it other than the presence of bait and fish.......the screen shots were full the last couple days as is the case during the coldest periods.......How you been Jason?.

Comment by Jason Preslar on January 18, 2016 at 7:21pm
Excellent! Have you been locating them with a fish finder?
Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on January 18, 2016 at 5:47pm

Good advice Berle......thanks for the tip on the pet stores......

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on January 18, 2016 at 5:31pm

Well a very frigid weekend/holiday by down East North Carolina standards but the gills responded deep in area basins and I did very good Sunday and Monday only slowed by heavy rains on Sunday morning and big time north winds earlier today..........very few of the 100 gills I caught were shallower than 10 feet and most were near bottom........the crappie appeared to be deeper in both basins I fished so I was above them and only took 15 this weekend........worked the gills hard with cricket and baby crawfish tipped jigs........the Morgan Electric Chicken jig caught 60 of these fish which pink is the dominant color.........a cold week ahead will push our water temps below 40 degrees but they should rebound a few degrees later in the week........Here's a few shots from a solid January weekend on the Albemarle.........

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on January 18, 2016 at 5:23pm

Hey Timmy thanks...........I'm fortunate that a friend in the business stocks crickets year round so I fish them all year long........with the brutal temps this weekend the crickets appeared dead but they were just so cold they couldn't move...........with the exception of some back waters the Tank is remaining it's signature dark color and area striper fishermen are catching them in the river now...........perch catches are picking up on local rivers including the North..........good luck when you get down Timmy!

Comment by Berle W. Wilson on January 18, 2016 at 5:23pm

Crickets are usually available at some of the larger Pet Stores.. Phone first..

Comment by Timmy Bryant on January 17, 2016 at 6:15pm

you mentioned crickets,are you able to get them this time of year.live couple hours west of you but we cant get them to early april.Must be a different supplier their.Anyway you keep having days like that going to cause me to find some.Never really thought of trying them this early,just goes to show great fisherman like yourself can teach some of us a lot.Good luck and I hope to get on the tank or indian town by may.

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on January 17, 2016 at 6:07pm

Welcome to the group Timmy.........share some of your Pasquotank River fishing stories with us! Have you caught some of the big coppernose gills over the years?

Comment by Jeffrey D. Abney on January 17, 2016 at 4:20pm

Only boat at the ramp this morning under overcast skies and an advancing coastal clipper........Splashed at first light on the Tank and fished minnow tipped jigs in deep structure with very few takes.........after an hour of that I shifted over to a smaller jig tipped with a cricket and went to a nearby basin.........Almost immediately began to have bluegill strikes near bottom in 8 to 12 feet of water with the ten foot slope the most productive.............had 47 gills up to 10 inch class and a couple crappie when the leading edge of the rain reached us........it's a little less tolerable to get wet in 30 degree weather so I headed for the launch at 10:30 and was soaked by the time I picked up......would like to get back on the basin tomorrow but it will be tough with high winds behind the front.............it was nice to catch a mess since I've been so busy this month at work......good luck to all!

 

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