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  • Striper on Cape Fear

    This 11 pound Striper was caught on the 27th of March at Loc and dam #2 on the Cape Fear River. To bad the striper's are catch and release only.

    Jake Thomas Norton
    14 years old
    Fayetteville, NC
    Nice, Jake
    Great catch, Jake. I have never caught a striper, but hear they are loads of fun.

    What did you use to catch the fish?
    Striper on Cape Fear
    Congratulations Jake! That is a nice striper, especially above Lock and Dam Number 1.

    They have finally approved the money for a fish ladder across Lock and Dam Number 1. The biologists say if we could get the same for Lock and Dams 2 and 3, the Cape Fear would become a very productive striper river again in less than 10 years. Then we would have larger fish and be able to keep one if we wanted.
    Bait used for striper
    I was using a whole shad head that was caught using a whole shad dart. Our intentions were to catch a cat..but stripers are fun to catch also.
    Thanks for the comments..
    Nice surprise
    That's the great thing about fishing, Jake. Sometimes you never know what you're going to catch.

    Any luck on the cats?