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Old 10-16-2019, 08:32 PM
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Thumbs up I am moving to North Carolina !

The wife is already down in Apex near Durham at the rental house. Funny after 26 years in one spot, but it sure is easy to move when you have an empty nest.
Don't see much fishing on the Piedmont but I may be wrong, looks like the Eno is close to Durham, maybe a few Rock Bass. They got all kinds of gators and snakes down there so it should be really interesting. Looks like good trout water 3 hours to the North of me in Virginia or 5 hours West in the Smokies. Sea Trout and Reds are hot right now down the shore AND they are in a tizzy because fluke seasoned is closed !! Maybe I will will post if I get out but moving is a lot of hard work and I have already made 2 trips down with rental trucks. Going down again with my truck this time but hopefully the house sells soon and I can come and get the last of it. I am going to try to stash my canoe at my sister in laws in Bridgewater. It's an 8 hour drive down 95 to 85, not too bad, if I take the scenic route and take 81 down it's about 11 hours drive.
I'm already liking it as winter really doesn't happen, my cable bill down there is 150 bux vs 300, car insurance is half of what I pay up here and property taxes, well let's just say I won't be getting bent over any more.
I will post more info as it becomes available like the house listing in Middlesex.
I guess Gerry with have to get a new FW moderator
I will also keep in touch with my FAMILY here at NJF.com !
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:57 PM
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Andy - Nj waterways will
Miss you ! Raritan especially . Enjoy the south thanks for your dedication
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Old 10-16-2019, 08:59 PM
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We are proud of all the hard work you've done throughout our rivers, Andy! I also appreciate all the guidance and experience with fishing that you have offered me. Please DO keep us updated on what fish you nail down there. I bet plenty of Jerseyans are looking to move out of state too, I already know multiple family and friends that have settled down in that state for the same reasons. So keep us informed about the fish

Hope the move is easy peasy....but what did you do with all the tires youve been hoarding all these years????
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Old 10-16-2019, 09:22 PM
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Good luck my friend. Spent quite a bit of time in good old Jacksonville/Onslow County NC if you know what I mean ����
I believe better fishing opportunities further south from Charleston SC - Beaufort SC and Hunting Island.
Did ok with sheepshead along the piers in Onslow County. You also have the winter tuna fishery in the Outerbanks.
For a kayak/canoe/environmentalists/fisherman the Wando River SC might be a good place to start.
Now a days we vacation at Folly Beach. I was bumped by a VERY large shark while on my Hobie kayak in Charleston Harbor last summer.
Redfish and trout are the primary inshore fishery. I’ll reach out to you next time we’re in town. Oh yeah the flounder fishery is really good as well!
Enjoy life ����

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Old 10-16-2019, 09:52 PM
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Looks like a bit of a drive out to the Smokies but well worth it from what I've seen on the internet. I'll be 58 in April and hope to retire at 62 if I should live so long.

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Old 10-16-2019, 09:55 PM
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Wow, I saw the title and said wtf! Glad to hear everything is going to be a lot smoother down there but Jersey will definitly be missing you brother. Hope they treat things down there a bit better than up here so you can ease back and cast more.😉 Can say before joining this forum and reading not just all of your posts but others' posts as well; Dakota560, FastEddie, BunkerDunker etc., it's taught me how to be more responsible with my connection to the environments I choose to practice angling in...as well as be a better fisherman. To shadow what Thmyorke1 posted, we will miss you but do expect some water reports from down there!!! Good luck with everything Andy and God Bless.
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:08 PM
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We all will miss you! I'm sure you'll find a river down that way to clean Thank you for everything you've done for the waterways of NJ, and for the kindness you've shown and the advice you've given to me and others. Enjoy North Carolina!
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Old 10-16-2019, 10:29 PM
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I fished Jordan Lake south of Durham many years ago, good for largemouths, if you are so inclined.

Happy trails, my friend! You'll be making your mark on the Tar Heel State angling scene, I'm sure.
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:33 PM
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Andy first you will be missed. Your dedication to the environment is second to none and as others have already mentioned thanks so much for your efforts and successes. Your commitment has inspired many others and that my friend is one of life's greatest legacies!

Your post didn't say you weren't still going to be leading clean up efforts on the Raritan and other rivers so I assume you'll be traveling north every other weekend during the summer!

You're not kidding about empty nest syndrome! We've been in the same house for 32 years and it's going on the market tomorrow. Last of three children moved out a few weeks ago. Nothing really prepares you for how the household changes. Not moving south but boy does it get eerily quiet when the kids move out. You never really give it much thought until it happens but it really is a big change filled with many emotions.

I wish you and your wife the best and look forward to posts from NC. Florida didn't stop Steve from continuing to be an active and valuable member and since NC is a lot closer I'd expect no less from you. Hope all goes smooth even though as you said it's a lot of work. For the last month all I've been thinking about is George Carlin's routine "More Stuff"! It's amazing how much we accumulate along the way and never realize it until it's time to move or down size. Garbage men needless to say hate us right now!

Safe travels and best always.......Tom!

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Old 10-16-2019, 11:52 PM
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Andy,

Wishing you all the best in NC. Thanks for all your efforts cleaning up the waterways.

Ok, so let's see the list of your top 5 fishing spots. Maybe an auction is more appropriate given the high value.

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