Details: Blue Catfish
My first catfish
Finally got my Bowfin and he measured out to be 23 inches which is a citation fish in NC! So stoked right now, this has to be one of the coolest fish I've ever ...more caught and man did he fight. He bent my hook into a circle when he slammed the plastic, and took off running while doing some gnarly jumps. Everything about this fish is prehistoric and definitely marks one of my best catches yet.
Details: Other Freshwater
Huge Snapping Turtle I caught with cut shad. I was originally fishing for bowfin and gar when all of the sudden I felt tremendous strain on my line. Managed to work ...more him to the shore and scoop him in my net. Had to weigh at least 25-30 pounds. Mean as a snake though, he even started hissing at me when I got close for the photo. After a few shots, I released this dinosaur back into the water.
Details: Largemouth Bass
Walking down the bank I spot fished a bowfin and casted about 15 feet in front of it to work the crank towards him to initiate a strike, but as soon as I reeled ...more a few times this bass comes out of nowhere and slams it! Needless to say after the fight, the bowfin disappeared but I got a sweet bass out of it. Guess the creek is first come first serve.
Details: Bluegill Sunfish
Accidentally caught this little sunfish while working a crankbait. I was reeling in and one of the treble hooks caught him in the side. Nice fish though, and was ...more barely harmed from the experience so I released him back into the water. So I guess accidentally catching a fish still counts as not being skunked!
From the peaceful shores of North Topsail Beach to the picturesque Bogue Sound, North Carolina's eastern seaboard is noted for having the largest area of protected inland waters of any state on the Ea...
The Cape Fear coast has been featured in countless movies and television programs over the past several decades. At the area's southern fringe, Caswell Beach and Oak Island combine to feature miles of...
Access to the Cape Fear River - Northeast
This site consists of two cleared bank fishing sites. Primary Fish Species: Largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie, catfish, yellow perch and chain pickerel; American shad and striped bass in the spring.