Neuse 9/3/05

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by greggofish, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. greggofish

    greggofish New Member

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    Went to the trickle formerly know as the Neuse. Arrived about 6:45 PM in the shallow water jon boat with about three dozen lively bream. Made our way to a hole a few miles down river and proceeded to have a few bream killed, but no fish. Moved to hole number 2 about 11:00PM and didn't do a lot better. We did manage not to get skunked thanks to a four pound Channel and a three pound Flathead.

    Hard to fish even four rods with no water around. We thought we were the only fools out but a boat did pass us (very slowly) at around 9:00 PM or so. There wasn't another vehicle at the ramp so they must have put in at the jug. That had to be one long boat ride. I'm glad to report that the mosquito population has been properly fed :) and I now officially hate owls. Oh yeah, I'm becoming less fond of low flying bats as well.

    We had no problems with the shallow water but if it drops another foot, even we won't be able to make it. I did hear another gigantic hit in the same general area as last time. Thats one big Flathead eating well.

    Probably try another ramp next time trying to find a few more holes.
     
  2. JAYNC

    JAYNC Active Member

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    well hopefully there is some rain soon to get the water levels back up. Hopefully just in time for the fall feeding frenzy. I cant wait to fish again, I am stuck out in california doing some training for a few weeks.
     

  3. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    Greg, you are a brave man. I don't think I would try it right now. It is very shallow. I know I wouldn't have gone downstream. Your boat must float really shallow. I doubt you could have made it upriver far. It gets pretty shallow not far from the ramp. We went one night (river not as low as now) and got to a point the water was only about 8 inches all the way across. You could see the bottom well. As soon as it comes up, I'm heading out. I'm about to go into DT's to fish. When the water comes up, try going upriver to Swift Creek or down to Black Creek. We will probably head down towards Goldsboro next trip or two. I haven't fished there in a long time.
     
  4. ponykilr

    ponykilr New Member

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    good way to fish it right now between the ramps is to have someone help you leave your trailer at the breadbox and put in at the brown jug. that way you can pull your motor up and just float if all else fails. it sure is low, but that just makes the fish easier to find. :)
     
  5. greggofish

    greggofish New Member

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    There was only one spot about 1/2 mile down that we touched the sand bar. The rest of the way, we just kept it on the bank in the "deeper water". I only count about 4 holes to where we turned around (near the huge "wall" on the right side of the river. So, that limits us pretty much. If I go much further downstream, it would take forever to get back to the ramp. Takes 45 minutes now.

    There obviously are not a large amount of cats around now. How many a night is considered average in that area? Probably beat up on the stripers this weekend. It will be nice to have 30 feet of water under the boat ;)
     
  6. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    Hey pony, kill 'em at the coast? LOL I already know the answer. Greg, the size fish we fish for are slow to catch. You could probably average 2-5 fish a night, maybe one nice one. We have been and sat for hours with nothing, and have been and caught several. Pony might be better to answer that one. Just don't ask him how to catch fish at the coast. I put a mojo curse on them since I couldn't go. LOL!!
     
  7. JAYNC

    JAYNC Active Member

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    thats about right on the getting skunked by the coast, I think all the cats around there are either suspended at night or there arent any there. I have been fishing on the bottom, maybe I will try bobber fishing for a while to see if they are there.
     
  8. ponykilr

    ponykilr New Member

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    we killed the toad fish. man, that was the worst bite at the coast i have ever seen. we tried everything that we could think of. nobody else seemed to be catching anything either.
     
  9. JAYNC

    JAYNC Active Member

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    hopefully in the next couple weeks the water cools down a bit, I think it has a lot to do with it. When I was out there last time the water temp was 84 degrees on the surface. I think they are just too hot to want to eat, or maybe there werent any fish there.