Directions to........

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by greggofish, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. greggofish

    greggofish New Member

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    State:
    Holly Springs, NC
    I have decided to head for the deeper water of the Cape Fear for the rest of September to the middle of October......(most of Oct. and Nov. will be chasing Red Drum at Hatteras). I bought a boat in Fayetteville a couple years ago and remember passing the wildlife ramp on 87, but thats all I remember. The areas I want to concentrate on are N. of Fayetteville to Lock 3.

    What is the best way to get from the Raleigh area to Riverside and to Lock 3? I have fished the river farther North and farther South but never in between. Thanks for any help and I will post reports as I go.....
     
  2. bluecat69

    bluecat69 New Member

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    State:
    Tupelo, MS
    If you take 95 South take the Highway 87 exit. Go towards Fayetteville then get off on exit 100 and take a right. Go to the next stop then turn right again. Drive about 2-3 miles down the road. You should see a small pond on the right hand side, at this point slow down cause you will need to turn left pretty quick. There is a sign there but if you are not looking for it then you miss it. It is a small gravel road on the left next to a construction business.
    There is some regulars that are usually down there that belong to the local catfish club, ask them and they will tell you where they are biting.
    Good luck.
    Mike
    LSA Anaconda, Iraq
    PS Tell them Mike said hi.
     

  3. greggofish

    greggofish New Member

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    214
    State:
    Holly Springs, NC
    Thanks Mike..........

    If your talking about the catfish....I will tell all the big ones you said hi but I'll tell the little ones to wait to visit you at least three years.
     
  4. bluecat69

    bluecat69 New Member

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    State:
    Tupelo, MS
    I was actually talking about the guys at the ramp but left out some important words. Make sure to leave me a few 30-40 lbers. Good luck.
    Mike
     
  5. odominioncatter

    odominioncatter Member

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    State:
    Elkin, NC
    Bluecat,
    Is that ramp big enough for a large pontoon. My sisters live in Raleigh and I visit there from time to time. How long of a drive from Raleigh?
    thanks alot
     
  6. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    291
    State:
    Princeton, NC
    I don't know about that ramp, but the one at lock and dam #2 is. We went about a month ago with a 24 footer. You can take Hwy 701 stright to Elizabethtown. Talk to Joe, he lives there and can help you out.
     
  7. bluecat69

    bluecat69 New Member

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    293
    State:
    Tupelo, MS
    If the water is normal then you will not have a problem but if it is low it could be a problem. There is a good size drop off there at the end of the ramp but I was putting my 17 1/2 foot boat in last year when the water was at a trickle with no problems. I also have a friend that puts his 26 foot pontoon in there all the time.
    Mike