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Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Joe Tilghman, May 25, 2009.

  1. Joe Tilghman

    Joe Tilghman New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I am new to the site and new to the area I have fished Norman a half dozen times with not very good results. I have found fish based on my fish finders screen but I am having trouble catching (bites).

    My last time out was in Mt. Creek I found all kinds of fish around the first bridge going in but not a bite.

    Also what kind of rigs to you all use for cats when drifting.

    Any help would be appreciated.:big_smile:
     
  2. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    WELCOME TO THE BOC JOE.WHAT KIND OF BAIT ARE YOU USING?AS FAR A DRIFT RIGS I USE A 2 OZ. SNAGLESS WEIGHT THEN A BARREL SWIVEL WITH A 18 TO 36 INCH MONO LEADER WITH A 7/0 TO 10/0 HOOK THEN ADD A SMALL CIGAR FLOAT ABOUT HALF WAY FROM THE HOOK AND SWIVEL.YOU CAN GO TO THE MEMBER LIBRARY ATHERE IS ALOT OF INFO ON THERE.YOU CAN ALSO USE THIS RIG FOR STILL FISHING ALSO WITH A BIGGER WEIGHT IT SEEMS TO HELP KEEP THE BAIT A LITTLE OFF THE BOTTOM THAT WAY THE CATS FIND IT A LITTLE EASIER.
     

  3. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Joe.
     
  4. Mr. Foster

    Mr. Foster New Member

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    State:
    Kansas
    Welcome to the B.O.C Joe. Rest assured someone will help you out on here, this place is great if you need help or want new friends. Some of your locals will be posting you soon.
     
  5. santeefishhunter

    santeefishhunter New Member

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    State:
    north caro
    Welcome to BOC Joe! I live in Charlotte, but fish the Santee cooper lakes all the time. I use a 1 3/4 oz. pencil weight with a 30" leader,2 1/2 cigar float and an 8/0 hook for drifting. I'm not sure how close you live,but e-mail me if I can ever assist you. Good luck !
     
  6. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    Joe welcome to the BOC this is a great site lot,s of good info any even more great people . Like others posted check out library ,also check N.C. ROLL CALL & the N.C. gathering thread


    WELCOME ABOARD JOE
     
  7. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Joe.
     
  8. Swampfox.

    Swampfox. New Member

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    State:
    Louisiana
    welcome Joe, from Start Louisiana. glad u found us.
     
  9. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

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    Hi Joe! Welcome to the Brotherhood of Catfishermen family. We're glad to have you! :cool2:
     
  10. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    State:
    PA
    Welcome to the club Joe!
     
  11. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    State:
    Illinois
    Joe Welcome to the BOC, from So. Illinois.:0a25::0a25::0a25::0a18:
     
  12. floundahman

    floundahman New Member

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    State:
    North Caro
    Joe, Welcome to the BOC!
     
  13. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    State:
    Tennessee
    Welcome to the BOC. We have some good folks over your way. Enjoy.

    Danny
     
  14. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    State:
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    Name:
    Mac
    Joe, I have compiled a bunch of stuff in 'Mac Byrum's Catfish University' based on my own experiences and those of other BOC members, it is there waiting on you and covers everything from drift fishing, sonar, still fishing, etc. Check it out at http://www.catfish1.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=433 and if this doesn't help you, send me a PM and I will get back to you.
     
  15. Joe Tilghman

    Joe Tilghman New Member

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    State:
    NC, Lake Norman
    Thank you all for the welcome and information
     
  16. Gaffney Catman

    Gaffney Catman New Member

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    State:
    south carolina