Cape Fear River 6/4

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by FATFLATTIE, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Britton and I got out yesterday about 1pm for a little catfishing. Caught eels pretty easily as well as some gizzard shad. Fished till dark and got 5 or 6 with the biggest being 16lbs. Hung a nice one right in front of a creek mouth but he hung me up:angry:. Me and Britton also had two doubles, one of them we both lost the fish(once again I lost a good one). Gar were everywhere. All but one of the fish came on eel, man what a good bait. Going out either Sat. night or Sunday during the day. I'll let ya know how it goes.
     
  2. Littlejack

    Littlejack New Member

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    hey Fatflattie,
    How are you catching those eels? I have never used them as bait.
    Thanks, Gary
     

  3. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Just using rod and reel and using shrimp. Usually we can get 3 or 4 big ones in about 30-45mins.
     
  4. tdfishing

    tdfishing New Member

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    Hey Wes I think Im going to the Cape Fear this comeing weekend. I put in around Lillington only been there 2 times you got any advise on where to go. I have never tried eels before are they alive
     
  5. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    I've never fished up in that area. Only fished above Lock and Dam 1 one time. Mostly fish below LD1. We catch the eels and keep them alive until we need them and then cut them into ~3-4in chunks. I'd just stick to the deeper holes during the day and definitely try the tail out areas of the holes(straight away down stream from the bend). Then as you get closer to night fall start moving shallower and shallower.
     
  6. mhbomber

    mhbomber New Member

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    flatflattie...where do you put your boat in at the cape fear?

    thanks
     
  7. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Downtown, right below LD1, and at Elwell(sp) Ferry above LD1.
     
  8. mhbomber

    mhbomber New Member

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    are these near wilmington?
     
  9. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Yeah, they're all within about an hour of Wilmington.