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Jan 23, 2023 16:41:49   #
69Dodge Loc: NC
 
Hello Gents and Ladies. Moved here 3 months ago and wanting to start fishing in salt and fresh water. I have strolled the beach at Topsail watching the locals in the surf and getting a few hints and looking for docks to launch. I have just an 18foot bass tracker now and have been fishing all my life. Lived 30 years in Alaska with a 24' offshore boat catching salmon and halibut and a 22' river boat for salmon in the the rivers. I am ready to venture into NC waters and was hoping for a few pointers from the local experts. Obviously the 18 footer I have now would be okay for inshore or fresh but I won't try the offshore until I find a friend with a bigger boat who wants to share the costs. Any hints for a new guy on the block.....species, time of year, preferred bait? Thx for the help, hope to see and meet you on the water!

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Jan 23, 2023 18:25:02   #
plumbob Loc: New Windsor Maryland
 
69Dodge wrote:
Hello Gents and Ladies. Moved here 3 months ago and wanting to start fishing in salt and fresh water. I have strolled the beach at Topsail watching the locals in the surf and getting a few hints and looking for docks to launch. I have just an 18foot bass tracker now and have been fishing all my life. Lived 30 years in Alaska with a 24' offshore boat catching salmon and halibut and a 22' river boat for salmon in the the rivers. I am ready to venture into NC waters and was hoping for a few pointers from the local experts. Obviously the 18 footer I have now would be okay for inshore or fresh but I won't try the offshore until I find a friend with a bigger boat who wants to share the costs. Any hints for a new guy on the block.....species, time of year, preferred bait? Thx for the help, hope to see and meet you on the water!
Hello Gents and Ladies. Moved here 3 months ago an... (show quote)


Hey 69, send a Private message to troyfrd1.

He will fix you right up.

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Jan 23, 2023 20:45:13   #
Gordon Loc: Charleston South Carolina
 
69Dodge wrote:
Hello Gents and Ladies. Moved here 3 months ago and wanting to start fishing in salt and fresh water. I have strolled the beach at Topsail watching the locals in the surf and getting a few hints and looking for docks to launch. I have just an 18foot bass tracker now and have been fishing all my life. Lived 30 years in Alaska with a 24' offshore boat catching salmon and halibut and a 22' river boat for salmon in the the rivers. I am ready to venture into NC waters and was hoping for a few pointers from the local experts. Obviously the 18 footer I have now would be okay for inshore or fresh but I won't try the offshore until I find a friend with a bigger boat who wants to share the costs. Any hints for a new guy on the block.....species, time of year, preferred bait? Thx for the help, hope to see and meet you on the water!
Hello Gents and Ladies. Moved here 3 months ago an... (show quote)


Listen to Plumbob. Troy lives and fishes there.

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Jan 24, 2023 06:53:17   #
Whitey Loc: Southeast ohio
 
69Dodge wrote:
Hello Gents and Ladies. Moved here 3 months ago and wanting to start fishing in salt and fresh water. I have strolled the beach at Topsail watching the locals in the surf and getting a few hints and looking for docks to launch. I have just an 18foot bass tracker now and have been fishing all my life. Lived 30 years in Alaska with a 24' offshore boat catching salmon and halibut and a 22' river boat for salmon in the the rivers. I am ready to venture into NC waters and was hoping for a few pointers from the local experts. Obviously the 18 footer I have now would be okay for inshore or fresh but I won't try the offshore until I find a friend with a bigger boat who wants to share the costs. Any hints for a new guy on the block.....species, time of year, preferred bait? Thx for the help, hope to see and meet you on the water!
Hello Gents and Ladies. Moved here 3 months ago an... (show quote)


Welcome to the stage 69Dodge. Troy may chime in or like plumbob said PM him good luck an share your pics. Interesting name ya got there 👍

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Jan 24, 2023 07:35:31   #
69Dodge Loc: NC
 
I did PM him and waiting for a response. The name is because of the 69 Super Bee I built and have here in Hampstead...still working to finish her. Not sure how to send pictures of AK fishing or the Bee, still trying to figure out the access and how to post them. THX

I think I am getting the hang of this...my Bee in Denver and one of my friends on my boat with a decent halibut.





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Jan 24, 2023 07:54:23   #
Whitey Loc: Southeast ohio
 
69Dodge wrote:
I did PM him and waiting for a response. The name is because of the 69 Super Bee I built and have here in Hampstead...still working to finish her. Not sure how to send pictures of AK fishing or the Bee, still trying to figure out the access and how to post them. THX


Under your post click on edit an then choose a file and then add attachment then wait for the pic to load. Then click on update

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Jan 24, 2023 09:40:25   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
69Dodge wrote:
Hello Gents and Ladies. Moved here 3 months ago and wanting to start fishing in salt and fresh water. I have strolled the beach at Topsail watching the locals in the surf and getting a few hints and looking for docks to launch. I have just an 18foot bass tracker now and have been fishing all my life. Lived 30 years in Alaska with a 24' offshore boat catching salmon and halibut and a 22' river boat for salmon in the the rivers. I am ready to venture into NC waters and was hoping for a few pointers from the local experts. Obviously the 18 footer I have now would be okay for inshore or fresh but I won't try the offshore until I find a friend with a bigger boat who wants to share the costs. Any hints for a new guy on the block.....species, time of year, preferred bait? Thx for the help, hope to see and meet you on the water!
Hello Gents and Ladies. Moved here 3 months ago an... (show quote)


Welcome to the Stage 69Dodge. Troy would be the one to give you the best info. Beautiful Mopar you have there! Good Luck and Tight Lines.

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Jan 24, 2023 09:45:39   #
Whitey Loc: Southeast ohio
 
69Dodge wrote:
I did PM him and waiting for a response. The name is because of the 69 Super Bee I built and have here in Hampstead...still working to finish her. Not sure how to send pictures of AK fishing or the Bee, still trying to figure out the access and how to post them. THX

I think I am getting the hang of this...my Bee in Denver and one of my friends on my boat with a decent halibut.


Nice car man an that's a dandy halibut 👍

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Jan 24, 2023 10:07:00   #
69Dodge Loc: NC
 
Thanks to all for the welcomes and gracious offers of help. My "BEE" is my dream car and the halibut was only 48# and a perfect size for eating, the biggest on my boat was 203#. I love to eat fish also and am a little daunted by the meager limits in this state! You would have to make several trips to get a good mess for eating. I am sure this is a product of either overfishing or minimal reproduction rates. Hope it improves soon to give everyone better fishing!.

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Jan 24, 2023 10:46:37   #
plumbob Loc: New Windsor Maryland
 
69Dodge wrote:
Thanks to all for the welcomes and gracious offers of help. My "BEE" is my dream car and the halibut was only 48# and a perfect size for eating, the biggest on my boat was 203#. I love to eat fish also and am a little daunted by the meager limits in this state! You would have to make several trips to get a good mess for eating. I am sure this is a product of either overfishing or minimal reproduction rates. Hope it improves soon to give everyone better fishing!.


Now that is one sweet ride you have there 69. I can see why it's your dream. I sent Troy a PM also to check his in box.

I am a former Belhaven resident with 4 good years of fishing steady down there before moving back to Maryland. You are going to have to go out pretty far to catch flounder that size in your new location. A 24" - 30" is considered a good size there. However the drum and the trout will give you some pole benders for sure.

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