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  • Not much of a report, I suppose. Tried to get out for my first trip of the year down at Carolina Beach, launching from Freeman Park (north end).

    A combination of Bonnie and the changing tides made it too ugly to try to paddle through the surf, so I launched in the inlet. I figured if I could get across the bar and out toward the sea buoy, it would calm down enough to fish, but the inlet is really shoaled up and everywhere I turned was rough as a cob. I finally bailed, and came inshore to troll a diving plug around the inlet channel, and toss the Gotcha around. It was good exercise, but not much else.

    I'd heard the spanish were really coming on strong, but the whole time I was there I barely saw any birds. The big charter boats went out (nothing smaller than 25' even attempted), but I couldn't see where they ended up trolling. Lots of boats fishing the edges for flounder and drum, but I didn't see a single hook-up the whole time I was there.

    Weather depending, I'm thinking about making another run this weekend. I'll probably take a couple of cigar minnows along this time to drift... if I can get outside.

    Wondering if anyone else has made it out for spanish or kings this season, and if so, how was the luck?

    June 02, 2016 at 12:27pm
    A comment titled: Re: holly shelter in response to a report titled: holly shelter

    I would definitely get the book, and then do some looking on Google Earth. Best way I know to really learn that place, though, is get your .22 and a backpack right now, and get out there on foot and start exploring. There are some real honey holes in there, but it takes some time to find them.

    January 25 at 7:09pm
    A comment titled: Re: Jetts hogzilla in response to a report titled: Jetts hogzilla

    Dang, that's a nice hog! I don't need to ask where you got him, but what state? Since this site has combined North and South Carolina, I can't keep up anymore.

    January 25 at 7:04pm
    A comment titled: Re: Bull Drum in response to a report titled: Bull Drum

    Looks like a good day! Glad to see someone else posting up some kayak fishing stories. I haven't been able to get out as much as I'd hoped this summer, so I've been hoping to experience it vicariously through some folks on this forum.

    Congrats!

    September 06, 2016 at 7:44am
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