Catch date:2/17/2016 2:17:00 PM
Story date:2/17/2016 6:17:00 PM
Location:Neuse River NC
Another skunk on the board for me. I'm not saying I like skunking but it is an opportunity to learn and become a better fisherman. Two mistakes today brought on the skunk.
First I don't really know the Neuse that well and didn't account for recent heavy rain here and west of here that resulted in an unexpected heavy current. The water clarity was good, but the flow was more like the Susquehanna back in MD. I was not prepared for this type of fishing.
My second mistake was the lack of a backup plan. I was after Stripers in some of the deeper holes but I should have also brought lighter tackle for shad and pan fish.
I'm not feeling too bad, a lesson learned and some time on one of the most beautiful rivers I've had the pleasure to fish. No complaints here.