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    Hi Guys, I am new to the area, and just got my first boat. a Sea Hunt Triton 172 with a 90 Yamaha. Man i love it. Im used to fresh water fishing, cat fishing which i love, and fishing the coast on foot.

    Now that i have a boat though, i would like some advice, charts, tips, etc. to make my two sons first experience a memorable one.

    I live in Kinston, but will travel pretty much anywhere in range to fish. Can any of you guys recommend some spots which have proven productive for game fish to take our new boat out to? Maybe what baits work best? Any advice would be great!

    Thanks in advance....

    Clifton Murphy

    February 07, 2012 at 7:57pm
    A comment titled: plenty of cats here in response to a report titled: need help with blue catfish

    Might be a bit of a drive for ya, but we always have lots of action here on the Neuse river in Kinston, NC. I night fish, and typically get fish on the 8 to 20 pound range about as fast as i can chuck bait in the water.

    The choice of bait is the Key. You need to use freshly cut live eels. 4-5 inch hunks work wonders...I gave up on other cat baits long ago in favor of this miracle bait.

    Unfortunately, Neuse sport shop's supplier of eels cannot get them right now which is putting a hamper on my cat fishing..Maybe they will get some in soon..

    Anyway, good luck!

    February 12, 2012 at 11:47pm
    A comment titled: Thanks Dchuntfish! in response to a report titled: New to Boating...Get me Started!!

    Man that sounds great, New Bern is only about a 30 minute drive for us, thats perfect!

    I am planning on going this weekend, probably Sunday unless i can find a sitter for my 3 year old daughter.....The wife is a nurse and works third shift friday night, so she will be sleeping all day saturday. If i cant find a sitter, sunday after church ill head to the water.

    Ive never fished for striper, red drum or trout here. I hear striper prefer the middle of the day though when the water is at its warmest, and i hear rising or high tide is best as well, this true?

    Any bait ideas for striper and drum? Any good spots (gps coordinates work), any tips for finding them? Ive downloaded the GPS marine navigation apps for my smart phone, charged the batteries, got my saltwater license renewed...i think im ready lol...Maybe you wanna go? always good to meet a new fishing buddy...

    February 07, 2012 at 10:23pm
    A comment titled: thanks goblintom! in response to a report titled: New to Boating...Get me Started!!

    Thanks for the reply guys.. @ goblintom, Badin lake is close to home for me. I lived near badin lake growing up as a kid in the early 80' parents owned a bar up there called the wagon wheel and we fished badin allot and i was in scouting back then and we used to camp there allot. Seems i remember a rumor about 2 air force planes going down in the lake, and the divers seeing cats as big as volkswagons, LOL....

    Though that is a BIG drive for me, i do plan on getting up there for camping and fishing on one of the small islands on the lake when the weather warms back up....If i get up that way ill try and send ya a post and see if you cant show me some honey holes..

    February 07, 2012 at 10:16pm
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