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  • Where is a good catfish lake around Cary, NC It is by Raleigh. I am going there this summer and would like to finally catch a ca

    Where is a good catfish lake around Cary, NC It is by Raleigh. I am going there this summer and would like to finally catch a catfish. Also, what should I use and what do I expect as far as the size of the catfish.

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    You can drive about an hour south and go to FT Bragg. You have to buy an additonal license but their lakes are intensly managed so you should not have a problem catching some catfish.

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      Lake Jordan is not that far from Cary. If you're just going for catfish in general and are fishing from the shore, go get you some dipbait and a few of the treble hooks designed to hold the dipbait. You can use a medium to heavy action spinning reel with at least 12 lb. test line. Tie it like a carolina rig, with a 3/4 oz. sinker above a 24-30 in. leader. Fling it out there and keep your finger on the line to detect a bite. When you feel that initial thump, set the hook. As far as size, don't expect anything monstrous fishing like this, but you never know!!!

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        Catfish are not very hard to catch. For average sized fish worms or cut bait fished on the bottom are very effective. Fish early or late in the day or a night for best luck.

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          Lake Jordan!

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            Lake Jordan!

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              Lake Jordan!

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                Lake Jordan!

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                  Lake Jordan!

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                    Lake Jordan!

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                      Lake Jordan!

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