Neuse River Regulars? Biggest this year?

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA RIVERS TALK' started by Kittyhunter, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    OK, how many Neuse Regulars do we have. We mainly fish the Neuse from Smithfield to Goldsboro. My biggest is a 35 lb Flathead, caught it just downriver aways from Swift Creek. Caught a 26 lb blue, can't remember where. Boy my memory is getting bad. LOL!! In our little circle of guys, one has caught a 40 lb flathead, he is in the lead for the money fish this year. I have tried to post some pics but they are all too big and I can't figure out how to resize them. OK let's hear from some more regulars.
     
  2. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    Kittyhunter,
    email the pics you want posted and I'd be happy to help ya.
    I used to fish the neuse a lot but sold my little river boat. Stay in the cape fear a lot now.
    Check out NC gathering thread for info on this years gathering.
    :D
     

  3. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    I tried to but your profile says you do not except emails. If you don't want to post it on here, pm me your email address and I will reply them back to you. Thanks, Mack.
     
  4. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    I tried fishing the neuse 2 nights ago, put in at glenburnie in new bern and ran up about 10-15 miles. We fished log jams, outside bends, deep holes, 25-30 ft deep and not one bite. All we saw were gar. Plenty of fish on the sonar but maybe there arent many cats in that area of the river. Next time I will put in at Ft Barnwell and run up to the Grifton area. What am I doing wrong, I never had this bad of luck catfishing. We were using bluegill, eels, live and cut, little suckers. By the way if you can get a new Mercury 4 stroke, it is awesome. I have a brand new Boat with a 75 4 stroke Merc and it ran flawlessly. Got it broke in over the weekend and she hauls the mail. It is very quiet and runs great. Oh yeah and NEVER put in at kinston, we went there friday night, it is only about 2-3 feet deep, we ran down river about 7 miles and it was a big pain in the A** coming back up to the ramp, we did manage to catch a 12 lb blue and a 9 lb blue, so I guess it wasnt a total loss. I know in Ft barnwell it was anywhere from 12-20 ft deep in some places, does anyone know where the neuse starts getting deeper down river of kinston. Thanks and I appreciate the help, Jason
     
  5. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    Kittyhunter, I checked my ADVAR and it is checked to recieve email. I don't know what the problem was. I sent you a message.
     
  6. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    I am going to go just above the paper mill upriver from new bern tonight, hopefully I get lucky. There is a very nice hole there, about 32' deep so maybe they will be hungry.
     
  7. mack in n.c.

    mack in n.c. Member

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    hello,,, my biggest this year is also my lifetime biggest to date...46 lb blue out of the neuse on 6/17 and a 25 lb flat this year...have caught fish in years past pushing 30 but never 1 over 30 until 6/17........caught out of canoe...see old post....mack
     
  8. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    Well I am not sure where you go, but i t seems like every time I go on the neuse I get skunked. There was one time when I caught a 10 and a 15lb flat in one night and that was from shore. Now that I have a boat I have only caught 2 and that was around Kinston. I havent tried around ft barnwell yet with the boat but I hope to soon.
     
  9. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    Jaync, I fish between Smithfield and Goldsboro. The fish in my picture was the 35lb flat. My biggest to date, caught earlier this year on a large bream head hooked throught the eyes behind a log jamb. Big fish have come out near Swift Creek mouth this year and last year. One 55lbs. last year.
     
  10. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    you mean right there below the paper mill, next to that metal piping in the water. Or is it further up into swift creek.
     
  11. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    I don't know of any paper mill or metal piping. I'm talking about where Swift Creek empties into the Neuse. Either put in behind the Neuse Indoor Lumber Yard and go upriver (creek is on the left) or put in behind the Little Brown Jug tavern and go downriver(creek is on your right). Wouldn't recommend the second ramp as they have not cleared it yet this year and it is grown up bad. You will have to pay $3.00 at the other ramp, but it is a better place. It is a little rough getting to, there is a pretty big dip or ditch you have to cross that usually has water in it but it is not muddy. I have been on a 2wd S-10 with no problem. There are also some ruts down the path that you can straddle. You can get up into the creek when the water is up but there is a log acroos the mouth, you have to go to the left of the mouth and still might bump it. Also fish around the mouth, along the banks near the mouth. Any creek or good sized stream is a good spot. The larger fish will feed on smaller ones in the creeks and near the mouths. Look for log jambs where the current is slow on the back side (flatheads don't like a lot of current) fish behind the jambs and just down river from them. This usually pays off for us.
     
  12. ponykilr

    ponykilr New Member

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    well, here is the fish that was in the lead, but a 45lber was caught by the same guy(my bro in law) a few nights later. feast your eyes on a 40.(pics of the 45 to come soon.)
     

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  13. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    Wassup pony, bout time you got on here. Did Robbie keep that fish? I thought he practiced cpr. Good luck at the coast this weekend.
     
  14. ponykilr

    ponykilr New Member

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    that there flattie was released into a local pond to eat up some trash fish. none of my buds kills big cats. i be leavin' in da mornin' for oak island, sheephead and flounder are waitin' on me. :p
     
  15. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    hopefully once the pond is cleaned out you guys put the fish back in the river, there must be a lot of creeks called swift creek. there is one that comes in from vanceboro and empties just upriver of new bern. I will have to try that spot sometime when I get back. Right now I am on a little deployment to El Centro California for training. Should be back near the end of september, maybe I will go to the gathering.
     
  16. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    Yeah, the Swift Creek I'm talking about is in Smithfield.
     
  17. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    Pony, did Rob put that fish in Cliff's pond?
     
  18. ponykilr

    ponykilr New Member

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    lawd naw, its somebody that works with robbie and richard at cat. you catch anything last night? stinky is almost here to get me. i will report on the action at oak island when i return
     
  19. Kittyhunter

    Kittyhunter New Member

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    Naw I didn't go last night, you know there ain't no water in the river. I was cleaning the boat up and putting the batteries back in when Shane came by. I never put the batteries back in from the other weekend when we used them for the livewell. I've got to put the charger on. I put about a foot of water in the boat to check for leaks. Old as Moses and still watertight. Except for one little tiny pinhole near the transom on the bottom and a couple of places where somebody (who shall remain nameless) repaired the transom. All the factory rivets still holding on. I ain't gonna fix them leaks, I think it gives it character. That and I'm just lazy as heck. Shoot if it gets worse, I won't need a livewell. I think I'm gonna strip it this winter and paint it. I may go ahead and gut it and build the almighty catfishing boat. I'd love to have that 16/54 from Bass Pro Shops, that thing's massively wide. I think it'd float in 3 inches of water.