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I decided I would try something new this morning. I went to Piedmont Bait and Tackle and got some of the smallest goldfish they had. They were 1.5 to 2.5" (see photo at bottom. cork is 2 inches long) long. I used my regular hooks (7/0 circles). I fished from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM and caught eleven blues from 2# to a little over 10#. I had wind out of the East and NE at 4 to 8 MPH and surface water temp. was 67 degrees+-.

The reason I decided to go with the gold fish is that the carp spawned a couple of weeks ago and I figured the cats would be looking for thier babies. My Friday fishing partner, Cliff, was using white perch and only got seven blues, but he did get a 17.5 pounder on a big white perch head. We were fishing out of seperate boats.
 

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Mac, I've been using the same bait lately and having same success you are. However,if you can get the brown colored "gold fish" they seem to catch bigger fish. I've caught 4 flatheads this past week on them from 8-18 lbs., and all were caught on the brown ones.
 

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my name is flo and I fish the cape fear river all the time , but I hear a lot of good thaings about lake norman but i would like to know do you drift or still fish at lake norman
 
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