NC Surf Fishing Tips

ECU_Pirate

Eight Pointer
Is this what a river rig looks like?
Yep, that's it. I don't use a swivel but I doubt it hurts. Only time it might matter is when your pompano fishing and the water is super clear. But even then a small swivel wouldn't hurt if I had to guess.
 

HotSoup

Ten Pointer
Dont have to worry about that here south of the cape fear. Its either coffee or tea...rarely clear
 

HotSoup

Ten Pointer
It’s amazing how the water clarity differs from north to south of the cape fear for sure. I have gigged just several miles north of the mouth in bathtub clear water.
Yep, people claim to be able to gig fish in 5ft+ deep water north of the cape fear. I will say ive saw more fish in the 2 weeks ive spent in topsail than years on oak island/holden beach.
 

Justin

Old Mossy Horns
Going to use that River rig this summer. Good stuff!
It’s a good rig. I really like Jerry(river) as well. He’s as good a guy as you’ll want to meet, but you can tie your own for a fraction of the price. Again though, River is good people and I have a lot of respect for him. He knows his fish.
 

ECU_Pirate

Eight Pointer
It’s a good rig. I really like Jerry(river) as well. He’s as good a guy as you’ll want to meet, but you can tie your own for a fraction of the price. Again though, River is good people and I have a lot of respect for him. He knows his fish.
Yea I bought one just to learn how to tie it. He is on another fishing forum and said he would have just told me and I didn't need to buy. Don't really think he cares if it gets shared. Otherwise I wouldn't have.
 

Justin

Old Mossy Horns
The puffers are on the southern half of the NC coast. Know a few guys that have already caught a bunch.
 
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