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A first for an Old Salt

Post  Backlash on Tue May 15, 2012 7:03 pm

Even us old timers still have our first in fishing and one of mine came, today. I did a little creek fishing and landed my first redbreast sunfish. I have to say that I was quite surprised at the amount of fight in these colorful little fish. I used a beetlespin on a 6ft spinning rod to appropriately toss the small lures. I have always considered the bluegill to be quite a catch on light gear. However, I now see why John Pechmann was fond of this species. In addition, I caught a few warmouthes which are quite a bulldog as well. From what I have been told that if you have a kayak or canoe you might want to think about hitting Big Rockfish Creek to try your luck with these guys.



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Re: A first for an Old Salt

Post  Snagged on Tue May 15, 2012 7:26 pm

I was out at Holland Lake this past weekend, tossing a beetle spin around with my small ultra light. And I agree, catching those little guys was alot of fun.
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Re: A first for an Old Salt

Post  Deepblu505 on Tue May 15, 2012 8:27 pm

Where is Big Rock Fish Creek Tom? Wouldn't mind putting the kayak in and trying for the Red Breasted sunfish on the fly rod.
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Re: A first for an Old Salt

Post  Backlash on Tue May 15, 2012 9:19 pm

It's my understanding that Big Rockfish Creek feeds Upchurches Lake and Little Rockfish Creek feeds Hope Mills Lake. The two meet south of Hope Mills where they flow to the Cape Fear.
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Re: A first for an Old Salt

Post  southboundpunk on Tue May 15, 2012 10:13 pm

I caught a warmouth and diddnt know it. I thought it was a monster gill. I have been wanting to go to rockfish read some reviews on it and it sounds wonderful according to trails.com the put in is at the bridge on 95 just south of the air port. I think this is the dirt road that heads down to the creek Gillespie Street / State Road 2273 / U.S. 301
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Re: A first for an Old Salt

Post  Coach on Wed May 16, 2012 3:22 pm

Thanks for the info guys. Sounds like major fun. Would a small jon boat with trolling motor be good for that area also?
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Re: A first for an Old Salt

Post  07_hemi_thunderroad on Wed May 16, 2012 4:52 pm

thanks for the pics tom! Let me know if you ever want some company fishing the creek!
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Post  southboundpunk on Wed May 16, 2012 10:53 pm

@ coach. If it is anything like the lower little then a Jon boat would be a bad idea.
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Re: A first for an Old Salt

Post  Coach on Wed May 16, 2012 11:39 pm

Oh well. Was wortha try.
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