Me and my retired boss tried in our kayaks on Bachelor's Creek here in New Bern on Saturday evening. We saw about 2-3 being caught on other boats, but we got skunked, save for a 4" bream I caught. Of course, we are pretty inexperienced when it comes to shad.
Another good day on the water. Thought we had 20 in the box.. guess we need to keep count better haha. Threw double the amount we kept back plus some. Lady’s at work are gonna love me in the morning!
Fished a bank spot yesterday off the Tar and caught 2. Went to the commons right before dark and was able to hook up with 2 more before slipping into the river which ended my day. Seemed like the cold has slowed them down a bit and the size dropped as well.
Going to be rough fishing down there now for shad. Was at the park there with my 2 yr old today and they are removing all the big chunks of rock and looks like they are working on a kayak launching platform that will be 20 feet to the left of the pier there. Surely going to reduce bank fishing choices there.
Well I'm gonna have a lot more time this year to hit some shad fishing up once January 2nd hits. Hope this years run is good and that the town commons is fishable with the new finally finished kayak launch pier.
What a waste of time and money that project was. They could easily have put that on the right side of the pier. Not like kayaks are drawing a ton of water and having that launch on the shallow side would have been fine.