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  • Getting Started: Equipment, Bait, Shops, Lakes...Advice?

    Hey ya'll,

    I'm a newcomer to North Carolina and where I'm from I couldn't really get to much fishing but I spent years of my childhood with the sport so I was wondering how I could get involved again now that I have time on my plate.

    I'm not too familiar with the fishing scene here as I just moved from across the country but I'm wondering where and how I could get started.

    I've got experience fishing for carp, smallmouth bass, and river trout fishing but I'm eager to get into fishing whatever we've got here. I'm on a budget, but transportation and time won't be too much of an issue.

    Do you have any suggestions on good starter locations (near Raleigh/Durham) or discount bait/gear shops that might come in useful?

    Thanks all.