@FrankG, I’ve been known to wet a line or two. We’re currently in the middle of bird season here in NC, my shorthair had a great day in the field Tuesday. Just the beginning of last month we did a little jug fishing for catfish on Kerr Lake, Henderson, NC and caught this little guy:
We caught three like that but the biggest one 60-75 lbs
was camera shy. We also fish for Crappie and White Bass in the winter thru spring on our local lakes and rivers. Before returning here five years ago I lived in Cape Coral, Southwest Florida, where I was fortunate enough to fish almost every day the weather would allow. My favorite was top water artificials for Snook and Redfish, in and around backwater mangrove islands.
I would be on my spots at daybreak and be at work by 9:30. I’d make 1000 casts for a handful of strikes, but there’s nothing like the explosion of a 40” fish on a 4” top water plug. Southwest Florida’s not known for offshore fishing but we’d play with some King Mackerel, Tarpon, and the ever present Speckled Trout too.
North Carolina has some great saltwater fishing at the coast as well, I fished offshore out of Morehead City to the gulf stream for Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and others. I’ve been blessed with all that I’ve done, but I continue to feel the need to feed my addiction to be in God’s outdoors, and fishing is a big part of it for me.