Neuse River Bait?

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by kylekutta, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. kylekutta

    kylekutta New Member

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    Does shad live in the neuse river?I know they come up river to spawn and lay eggs?I love catching them and they are a great bait for stripers and catfish.But I dont know if you can catch the little one like in the lakes with cast nets?If so where would be a good place to try and when(year round)?
     
  2. catfish101

    catfish101 New Member

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    you migt get a big ticket i think it elegal to have them less than 6 inches game warden said if you catch it in net you better know it is thread finn
    or gizard shad
     

  3. bilyjojimbob

    bilyjojimbob New Member

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    I caught one in a cast net near spring garden that was about 3 in. long. I believe it was early december when i caught it. Dont worry though, I threw it back:wink: