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NC salt

Postby joetrain » Oct Fri 04, 2019 2:04 pm

I drove down to the coast on Wednesday. Camped out and dropped the yak into the Bay River. It’s a good sized body of water that feeds into the ocean.

Wednesday evening I got skunked. Winds were blowing hard making it difficult to cast and control the yak let alone trying not to capsize. I took a number of waves over the front and sides. I got soaked but still was able to scope out some spots for the future.

Thursday morning found the wind died down and the water had a moderate chop. I caught a trout almost immediately. I’m guessing 18 inch range. Action was steady all morning. Mullet were jumping pretty much everywhere and trout were all over. I even caught a few flounder.

I stayed out till about 10 and the heat came. It got up to almost 100 degrees on Thursday. I tried the evening bite. Had a few good strikes but never got any hooks.

This morning I fished and only managed one trout and one flounder. Didn’t really see any bait either. Packed it in by 9:30 and drove home.

It was a nice couple of days and I’m glad I scored on unfamiliar water.
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Postby cletedius » Oct Fri 04, 2019 4:31 pm

Well done, joe :thumbup:
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Postby Aux Pleins » Oct Fri 04, 2019 5:51 pm

Salt Life :thumbup:
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Postby Skifish1 » Oct Fri 04, 2019 7:35 pm

good stuff joe, aside from the hot camping, too hot if 100deg!
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Postby vman01 » Oct Fri 04, 2019 9:11 pm

Thanks for posting those salty speckled fish Joe.
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Postby jmdog2003 » Oct Sat 05, 2019 11:22 am

Very cool JT, fun seeing fish from the salt for a change
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Postby badger75 » Oct Sat 05, 2019 10:40 pm

Very nice
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Postby HEDDONFROG » Oct Sun 06, 2019 7:39 pm

Damn that sounds like a fun couple of days. Sucks about the heat. Should cool off soon, yeah?
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Postby minstrel » Oct Mon 07, 2019 1:00 am

Good to hear you didn't capsize! Be careful out there. Beautiful catches! I remember fishing for those kind of trout with my dad one day on a Florida trip, it was a lot of fun.

Hope you have some more discovery days ahead!
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