This is a 17 lb 10 oz Blue we caught today out of High Rock. He was caught in the main river channel on the bottom. He bit a 6 inch whole shad. I have fished for years in High Rock and this is only the second one we've ever caught. The other one was 5 lb and we caught him on a jug. We caught 15 cats today from 3:30 pm to 8 pm. A few channels but mostly flatheads ranging from 5 pounds to 25.8....
Winter fishing is going very well at both Norman & James. On Norman, spotted bass, stripers, hybrids & cats are feeding aggressively on large schools of small shad & herring midway to the backs of major creeks in 20-50 ft of water. Match the hatch with live shad, herring or shiners fished throughout the water column as needed. Numerous artificials are effective - jigs, Alabama rigs,....
Grabbed a few and lost a few...And was able to talk my Daughter into going today and we had a blast...with everyone in the water we didn't have a video man but still took a few pictures before we released them back. Guessing 1 was around 30 and other was about 20ish
On My days off I've been Cat-fishing for some R&R (Rod&Reel)relaxation and recently caught my personal 2nd Best with this 48 Pound stud!!! My scales were acting funny being a 50 pound scale but after several readings between 46 and Error I split the difference and called him 48 Pounds. I caught a 54 Pound Flathead in 2011 from this pier and hundreds of pounds of 20s and 30s and all were....
Went out with a good friend and Fly fishing guide Justin Anderson of Fontana Guide service and learned to Euro-Nymph, and was catching fish literally within minutes after not having casted a fly in 8-10 years - 2 men - 20+ fish in a couple of hours - great time on the river
Got the chance to take a little break from chasing gobblers and do a little fishing on Lake James. I've not been having great luck this turkey season so it was nice to have a good evening catching fish. We caught about 20 crappie and I caught a pretty nice bass. The crappie have been biting pretty good at night, but most are small. It was nice to spend some time on the water doing what I love.
Had the opportunity to crappie fish Lake James with a good fishing buddy,and of course I jumped at the chance since I've been wanting to go for a while. We caught 40 crappie. We could have probably caught a lot more but the minnows ran out. I kept enough of the larger ones for supper and we released the rest. It was a great night fishing. I can't wait to do it again soon.
I went to Weldon this pat Sunday with my 3 good friends, Skip, Jake and Brittany. We caught 45-50 stripers. Most were males 16-17 inches. We only had 2 in the slot. Here is Britt with our biggest fish of the day!
Rain finally stopped enough that we could Noodle a little...I edited the Videos down so It would upload faster to share the 2 we did land with you Guys...Man, It was Hot!!!! I'm a True RedHead now...No Hair...Just head
I caught this bream on a top water pop-r at a private lake in Oak Ridge,NC.in May. I was fishing for bass and this bream beat the bass to the punch. Caught and released for future fun. I hope to catch him again real soon.