Rainy day blues

Discussion in 'NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by baitnwait, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. baitnwait

    baitnwait New Member

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    I have been fishing Lake Norman for a number of years but in spite of some 20 plus fish days I had been unsuccessful at bringing in a blue cat over 20lbs.
    After attending a catfish seminar by "tomahawk" late last year I took his advice as soon as I got internet service and joined the BOC. When I seen the pictures posted by members of huge cats I knew I'd come to the right place to learn what I was doing wrong. After studying some of the tips and info I took "LakeNormanBlues" advice, changed tactics and tried a more serious attempt at drifting last saturday in spite of the rain. My partner and I ended up with a total of 12 blues, 2 bass, and a striper. The high point of the day was when three of our four drift rigs were slammed by a trio of 20lb class blues at one time! A 19, 23, and a 24!
    Just want to say thanks to you guys for freely sharing tips and information that helped make possible for such an awesome trip! And a special thanks to Mac for the local tips since I mainly fish Norman myself. Now.......for that 30 pounder.
     
  2. Pier Pressure

    Pier Pressure New Member

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    Sounds like you paid your dues and that thirty will be coming soon, good report.
     

  3. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    Thanks for the report man! Sounds like you're well on your way to becoming a master drift fisherman. Keep it up and that 30 will be in the boat in no time flat.
     
  4. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Sound like you had some good advice, hopefully soon you will start catching a bunch
     
  5. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    DANG!! Thats a heck of a days catch!!! Great report! :wink:
     
  6. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dennis, were you fishing above the Hwy. 150 bridge or below it. Thanks, Mac
     
  7. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC, This site will get you the fish you want. All the info you could ever need is right here. Congrats and welcome
     
  8. baitnwait

    baitnwait New Member

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    Mac I was fishing above hwy 150 near the first island above the state park in 25 - 30ft of water.
     
  9. Mac-b

    Mac-b Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Bro., do you recall what the surface water temp. was? Thanks
     
  10. baitnwait

    baitnwait New Member

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    Sorry Mac, I don't have enough post just yet for a PM. But the water temperature was 55 degrees if I remember correctly.