This past month Ive found the striper holes alive in the creeks along the Neuse River. Majority caught early morning using top water lures. You cant get much better than a great morning of fishing!
When your early morning fishing dies down but your not ready to go home these big gar are very entertaining! Early morning , mid day or late in the evenings these fish never quit biting. Slocum creek is just one of the very many creeks that offer these historic fish.
I use live shad that are about 2-3inches in length. Using a #2 j-hook the rig i use is very simular to a carolina rig. Most of my setups are without any type of liter, but i do use 20-30# braid.