Yesterday, me and my dad went to the cape fear river for the first time. It was mostly looking for spots, and a little fishing. My dad got a bite, and the fish didn't get hooked. Then, on my slip float rig took off, and I set the hook. WOW. This was pretty good size fish. IT gets up to the boat and it is a gar that is 4 feet long. We weighed it, 10.5 pounds. I took some pictures, but they are on a throw away camera with 20 pictures left :angry: . We used cut eel. holy moly those eels are hard to grab! I had to use my forceps and lock on to its tail. Anyone know how to get a hold of those things? The eels were about a foot long, some about 18 inches! Big guys. Where do you guys catch shad in the fayetteville area?