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BLACK ADDER

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  1. BLACK ADDER

    Winter Carp!

    Every winter I task myself with some project to while away the gloomy days. (People are like cocoa in milk...if you don't keep them stirred up they settle to the bottom) This year I am going to fish for carp....British style. Winter is a tough time for carp fishing. Doing it with the right tackle and bait makes it a challenge. The videos on YOU TUBE that have caused this mania are the hundreds of videos on the "TOTALLY AWESOME FISHING SHOW".Very entertaining. The results sofar...two mediocre carp at STUMPY LAKE... If any of you kind folks have any known carp spots tbat me and the grandkids can give a go, please contact me. ..really good spots give me a PM. THANKS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! Black Adder
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    Back Bay blitz!

    Well, in the spirit of "keeping the people updated", here is my fishing report from the North River in North Carolina from Saturday, 3/31. In excess of 75, maybe 100 large crappie and SUPER large bluegill, with a mix in of bass. All caught under bobbers with either small minnows or night crawlers. Best bank fishing day I have had in years for those species....maybe ever! Did not see or hear a soul all day! And I fished alone and released EVERYTHING. If ya wanna catch fish in the spring or winter, I suggest you: 1)Get a North Carolina License 2)Go exploring everything bigger than a mud puddle, and don't be afraid to change up tactics. We fished four out of the last six Saturdays in Back Bay with FANTASTIC FISHING, up to the middle of March when it all changed up and the crappie were mostly runts...then I went south this week. 3)Meat baits, baby...I don't remember catching ANYTHING this late winter/early spring on artificial....and I have tried using them every week. Good luck to you all. BA PS I think I could have caught on flyrod, but it is tough to do when you are getting bites all day with hardly a break. Maybe next weekend.
  3. BLACK ADDER

    Back Bay blitz!

    Fished two consecutive weekends with medium minnows and caught many large crappie with bluegills and bass mixed in. Back Bay has the fish if you have the time to go look for them! We have been using 9-12' crappie rods which are a BLAST with 2 lb crappie! Keep alert for snakes if you are prowling around...they are,too! And are they cranky!!!
  4. It has been a few years since striper fishing was good from the surf locally. I remember well, when stripers rebounded back in the nineties, taking a limit from the surf consistently. Now it has been a couple years since I have caught stripers at all, and they were freshwater or way back up in the rivers. I know how much local anglers LOVE keeping secrets, so I am wondering if you all are ,maybe, catching but not reporting. It seems a shame to have striped fish around Va,Beach , where me and the grandkids can get to them, without scratching a few ourselves. Anyway, we love checking out RUMORS, SECOND-HAND REPORTS, and WILD FANTASIES so give us a break (and a clue). Merry Christmas! BA
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    Winter Carp!

    And God Bless and a Happy New Year to you, Tony!
  6. BLACK ADDER

    NC WHITE PERCH

    If you take out a NC non-resident license like I do every year, you might drop down to Mackey Island. Grandson and I caught over forty white perch on Beetlespins from the bank on Monday. We left the spot with the fish still "snappin'" cause grandson wanted a BOWFIN. And my daughter is opening her new professional gym," IRON GYM" in Va. Beach, and so we went on a family pre-opening tour in the afternoon. Not a shabby half day of fishing if you like to throw lures.
  7. BLACK ADDER

    NC WHITE PERCH

    Carp bass bluegills CATFISH all in VB....
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    NC WHITE PERCH

    N.C. release citation redear sunfish...very fat and near state record.....of course had no scales with me. Caught on canned corn.
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    NC WHITE PERCH

    On the other hand, I have gotten two VERY hot tips today, so we will let weather and wind direction dictate.(Which usually means "See you on the beach!" )
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    NC WHITE PERCH

    Sad to reply to your own text! Anyway saltwater season over (except specks) and likely catfish and carp next week end. NC freshwater calls!
  11. My 11 year old grandson has never caught a drum over 40" and I would like to put him in position for a big girl. I have a few qualifications, though... 1)In Va Beach ,preferably the surf and at Sandbridge, because he has never fished in a crazed crowd of drum fishermen and I would prefer he not be "INITIATED" quite yet. 2)He starts school with all the other kids soon, so nights during the week will be out (per my lovely daughter, his mom) Any inside information will be appreciated and reciprocated. BA If its REALLY juicy, PM me!
  12. BLACK ADDER

    RED DRUM

    Another Saturday! Rainy,windy, cool and damp. Caught a 10" bluefish. Fished 0700 to 1730hrs. Likely have pneumonia next. Anyway, fished next to Adam, who is also pretty much hard-core. Somebody print something positive or I am going catfishing this weekend! BA PS Adam, I was also circled by an adult coyote at BBNWR Saturday. I gave him a piece of the spot you gave me and I think he said thank you and to pass on his regards.
  13. BLACK ADDER

    RED DRUM

    And this Saturday I caught 1 28" puppy for the second Saturday in a row.Had one non stop fast run that I broke off near the spool on my Ambassadeur nine. Likely big ray or shark. All fish caught on low tide.
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    RED DRUM

    Well, hope to be on the beach early tomorrow. It is always interesting to see what the beach looks like.I suspect today it will be grassy and dirty. Maybe there is a new sluice and grandson and I will be first to fish it.... BA
  15. BLACK ADDER

    WHAT AMERICA IS WONDERING....

    WHERE IS JIM CANTORE?
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    RED DRUM

    Andrew, thanks for the PM. I didn't post over here but I did on "P&S" about releasing 6 Saturday up to 40" and a big speckled trout,which was delicious. Course, I was by myself. Grandkids say "hi!". Chip
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    BBNWR REPORT!

    Drug myself off of the beach Saturday PM after a full day feeding crabs. Took home three roundheads for my mom and pop. Also caught a couple menhaden. Wind came around to NE and humidity dropped so stuck it out until full high tide....No heaver bites. Chap just down from me had a four foot or so shark...too tired to walk over and see. Likely a sandbar.
  18. Opened at BBNWR Saturday 0800hrs and dead low tide....Nadda the first hour with wind from SW and tide slow. Wind switched up to SE and tide started to roll. Fish turned on at once. Caught 15 large roundheads in an hour or so. Then grandson caught a "SANDBRIDGE GRAND SLAM" : a four lb sheepshead, a striper and a puppy drum. With most of the roundheads, I suppose it earned a SUPER GRAND SLAM....but his head is too swollen now, . Ranger Brian said he heard that some little kid was catching ALL the fish n the beach and wondered if it was my grandson...he said he thought it was us. Secret? Fish close to beach and use sandfleas...we caught nothing on anything else.
  19. BLACK ADDER

    BBNWR REPORT!

    I fished up at the fence because I was pretty sure few if anybody else was going to fish in the rain. Otherwise, I am way down the beach. You are right...holes are a little tough to find. There should have been some " outsuck " with the weather, but I didn't see any.I did see one of the big charter boats(HIGH HOPES, I think) right outside casting range, so there must be SOME water out there. Something you might try, Rob, is pay a few bucks for eels and chop them to three-four inch lengths, to get you started. Menhaden have been inconsistent, and otherwise you gotta sweat for baits....or cast net some before you head south. I am saving my cast net spots until drum time and not "pressuring" them early.Chopped eel is what I am getting hits on ....lasts a lot longer than baitfish, what with the crabs and all. BA
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    BBNWR REPORT!

    If anyone is continuing to read this thread, fished BBNWR Saturday 0700 till chased off beach twice by thunderstorms. That would be about two pm... Anyway, I was the ONLY soul out there, which made putting up with rain worthwhile. Had a large fish on heaver and eel early, spit bait in the wash...all I saw was a fin ripping through the rainy surf...anyway, one four foot brown shark on cut fresh spot, and a large roundhead. Enough of interest to pack up and wait in the truck to try again.... Have had too many bad experiences with lightning to make myself an easy target. Which reminds me: Back when I was running Therapy for Dr.Wright, he was always real nervous about lightning. Whenever it started popping , I would pull up lines and head away from the radar indicated storm at warp speed. I DOUBT that it makes any difference, a moving target...you just have this feeing you want to do SOMETHING and not just be a target! BA
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    BBNWR REPORT!

    Took Wednesday off to make a pious pilgrimage to CBBT Pier.Thanks to all the fish that made it a relaxing day by leaving us alone.Grandson caught a slew of croakers and short sea bass.Live baiting fish or eels produced nada.Bbnwr Saturday. BA
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    BBNWR REPORT!

    So Ranger Brian has been mentioning. We saw a few bobcats in the spring, early in the morning down at our usual spot...not on the beach.but up in the dunes. Which reminds me...last year a adult coyote walked in front of my truck...at a red light...in broad daylight...at Rosemont and South Plaza Trail! The folks around me thought it was just some old dog, I guess.. BA
  23. Good on ya, Andrew! Will be sure grandsons see your sand tiger. BA
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    BBNWR REPORT!

    UPDATED BBNWR NOTE! Friend of mine fished yesterday and said three ounce sinkers could not hold bottom and seaweed was the pits...BUT WATER WAS WARM! Looks like an interesting surf fishing week, weather-wise. We did not fish surf because of Saturday's weather, but went out to Pasquatank River and caught a bunch of catfish. Bite was spotty as we had an approaching cold front...once that was past, we were bailing 'em in the afternoon. We hope to hear some of you folks reporting fish this week. Even a negative report is still a report and helpful! BA
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    NC WHITE PERCH

    A follow-up on NC fishing....Saturday 7/15... 1)Opened at Coinjock where I had a few bites but that's it 2)Powell's Point area -one gar (small) 3) Near Old Trap,NC- one white perch, one roundhead Thunder chased me back to Va about 3:00 pm...very relaxing day...fish let me alone and able to relax.... When I do these "tours" of different fishing spots like I did Saturday , I might fish 4-8 rods with minnows/ nightcrawlers /lures so I feel that I work an area over pretty thorough before moving on. WATER AND AIR TEMP HOT,FISHING NOT SO MUCH
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