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Post by Gary on Wed 06 Apr 2011, 9:37 am

Flounders and Red Drum are starting to move in for the taking. Our water temps are in the 50's and rising. New regulations on quanity and size will be in force but not a deterrent to go after the flat fish and the hard pulling drum. There is not a much better fish to eat than a baked flounder. Our speckled Trout season is on hold until June 4th, so we will have to play the wait and see game on the Trout. Jump on board and let's go fishing. Cool
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Post by Splash One on Sun 24 Apr 2011, 4:00 pm

Gary, when I lived on the east coast I use to go Pier fishing a lot... blue crabs and flounder where the target species... I've caught a few puppy drum out of the Lynnhaven inlet... used ghost shrimp and spot for bait... drum LOVE crab traps... fish the commercial pots and hang on...

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Post by Gary on Mon 25 Apr 2011, 8:23 am

Your are correct. Drum love the crab pots. Our shorlines are lined for miles with pots. From now until Sept. the crabs are peeling and the drum hang out around these pots to enjoy a good soft crab when available. Later on in the summer when the big 50lb drum move in to spawn we catch them on cut mullet and half hard crabs.
See ya around a crab pot. Smile
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Post by Gary on Mon 23 May 2011, 8:59 am

The wind finally stopped blowing. It has been blowing here on the coast of NC since April 1st. Fishing has been spotty because of it. Finally this past Friday the wind shifted and gave us a two day break (Fri.& Sat.) to go offshore or sound fishing. I chose sound fishing for flounder and red drum. Friday was a West wind at 7mph and I fished one of our local rivers really scouting. I managed to catch 7 flounders and 2 speckle trout all undersize. Our new minimum size on flounders is 15" and no speckles until June. On Sat. me and my best friend went out to Pamlico Sound and we did much better. The wind was out of the N at 3-5 mph. We were able to put 3 nice 17" flounders in the box and one 21" red drum. We released over 10 flounders undersize. Water temps were 72 F in the sound and 74 F in the river. We are getting there. Will keep you posted. Very Happy
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Post by Splash One on Mon 30 May 2011, 12:58 pm

Pictures, pictures, pictures........

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Post by Gary on Wed 08 Jun 2011, 10:14 am

You asked for pictures, you get pictures. Went out this past weekend to see what has come in from the ocean to the sound. On Sat. we caught 18 flounders with only 3 keepers. 2-18" & 1-16" and 5 slot drum 20" which we only can keep one a piece. No pics, forgot my camera. On Sunday my son went out right behind where I fished on Sat. with his girlfriend and they caught a ton of flounders and drum. They ended up with 5 keeper flounder 2-17",2-16" & 1-15" and 2 slot drum 19". Here are the pics from Sunday.




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Late July Flounders

Post by Gary on Tue 02 Aug 2011, 2:21 pm

Caught the wind right this past Sunday for a few late July Flounders. They are fatening up nicely. Last year it was a 10 to 1 catch to release or a 10% ratio. This year however we are seeing a 10 to 2 ratio or 20% ratio. While we were flounder fishing my son saw what he thought were stingrays swiming in shallow water and casted their way for fun and behold they were drum feeding in the shallows. On a 6.6" trout rod he hooked up with a 37 lb. drum which measured 44" long. It took all he had to hold him, with the trolling motor on 5 and a 20 minute chase we finally liped him. All we had was my son's cell phone for pics, so when he transfers me the pics I will share.



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Post by Splash One on Sat 06 Aug 2011, 9:35 pm

OUtSTANDING.... were these live bait fish or lure? keep the reports coming...I havent been doing much of anything because of the heat... I fried an egg on my driveway the other day...

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Post by Gary on Tue 09 Aug 2011, 9:57 am

Finally got a few pics of our 37lb. Drum caught with using white 3" gulp shrimp on light tackle. He is gorgeous.







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Post by Splash One on Fri 19 Aug 2011, 1:14 pm

WOWOWOWOW... I wanna go fishing with you guys... Ive never caught a red that big, or that many monster flounder.... you guys have it wired.

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