Striper fishing + Hybrid + Catfish Noodling… All N1

Join N1 Outdoors on Clarks Hill lake (a.k.a. – Strom Thurmond lake) on a striped bass fishing trip that turns into a striper and hybrid bass limit! And, as a bonus, get to see the result of N1 Outdoors co-founder, Giles Canter’s first ever catfish noodling experience!

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(Striper fishing + hybrid + catfish noodling… All N1 video transcript)


Giles Canter: We’re out here on Clarks Hill Lake, in Georgia. I’m out here with my friend, Luke-Avery Urban to do a little striper fishing today, and try to put a hook N1.

Luke-Avery Urban: So, what we’re doing right now is we’ve just pulled up to this cove and we’re looking for the stripers off these main channel humps. So, we’re really just going in and out of these humps in about 55 to 60 feet of water, down to about 30 feet of water. And, we’re just looking for schools of bait. And, we’re looking for striped bass that will be chasing these bait.

Once we see a good school, we’ll throw the marker out, drop some herring, and try to try to put a hook N1.

I’m just running a Carolina rig here. This one’s a little lighter. I’ve got about a one ounce sinker and I run a palomar knot with a Gamakatsu octopus hook. We’re going to put it right through the front of the eyeball, right through the nostril, the hard part there, so he can still breathe.

And when we put this in, it’s always important to just let the bait just set in the water. Just set it in the water. You don’t want to throw it, because they’re fragile. We’re going to put it down about 25 to 30 feet and try to catch these suspended stripers.

That is a Clarks Hill hybrid. A beautiful Fish! See what we’ve got this octopus hook right there in the top of the mouth, right where you want it. We’ve got a palomar knot on there. It’s a great live bait knot, and it’s strong. And, these Gamakatsu octopus hooks.

Giles: It’s always fun when you put a hook N1.

Luke-Avery: That’s a hybrid. That’s a nice little hybrid. A good eating size hybrid. It’s good to keep this size here, because it’s a lot more sustainable for lake.

Oh yeah, that’s mine. I got that.

Striped bass and hybrid “hot action”

Luke-Avery: Oh yeah, that’s a nice one.

I’ve got one right here.

Giles: I know I looked behind me…

Luke-Avery: I’ve got this on record too.

Giles: This folks, is real life fishing, no editing.

Luke-Avery: Oh, Giles, the one in the back is going down. Have you got him?

That’s what you call some hot action. Oh my goodness, this one is going down too!

We’re about to have a quad. We’re going to have a quad.

Giles: Luke-Avery Urban, put a hook N1.

Luke-Avery: Catching some hybrid and striped bass on Beautiful Clarks Hill Lake. We’re doing pretty good.

Alright, there we go! Got it! That is a nice hybrid.

Giles: There it is.

Luke-Avery: And this my friends makes a limit out. Twenty fish on Clarks Hill Lake.

So, we’re out here at this boat ramp. We’ve just gotten our limit of hybrids and stripers and now we’re going to try for some noodling. Going to try to get a flathead.nude one, try to get a flathead. We’re going to try to get Giles on his first one. Gonna try to get his hand N1. But, it’s the first time of the year, I think its what, June second or third? This is our first noodling trip of the year. So, this is the ramp where I caught my first catfish noodling. We’re going to try and repeat some history.

Giles Canter: Let’s go put a hand N1.

Here on Clarks Hill. My first noodling trip… I put a hand N1. Thank you Luke-Avery Urban; Great Day on the lake. Caught some hybrid and a couple striped bass and finished the day off with a flathead.

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Trout Fishing Tip | Fishing With The Gulp Minnow

In this N1 Minute, learn a trout fishing tip to help you catch more trout.

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(Trout Fishing Tip video transcript)

Trout fishing tip

When it comes to fishing, you don’t want to just fish… you want to Put A Hook N1. We’ve got a tip to help you do just that. Stick with us for the N1 Outdoors N1 Minute. 

Today we go to Fries, Virginia, to hear from Jessup Lambert, who’s got a tip to help you catch more trout.

Hey guys, on this week’s N1 Minute, we’ve got a few tips for you when it comes to trout fishing.

The trout lure

I’m going to focus on using the two-and-a-half inch Gulp Minnow… the Watermelon Pearl. Any kind works, but I prefer this one. My advice would be to hook it up with a drop shot, probably 8-10 inches. Use a size 6 hook, bait hook, it doesn’t matter which way. 

How to fish it

Your best success can come from either throwing the Gulp Minnow upstream and retrieving it back toward you and letting it swim in the current. Usually, the drop shot will hold the minnow in place. It will almost turn around and look upstream, giving it a life-like feature. 

If you cast downstream, I’d suggest a slow retrieval, that way it can do the same thing, and flutter in the current, giving it a life-like feature. And the trout tend to strike it when it stops moving. Generally, in 2-3 feet of water you’ll have your best success. I have fished it in lakes, bringing it across the bottom. You’ll have the same results. It doesn’t matter if it’s dingy or clear. I’ve had the same success with the Gulp Minnow.

Thanks for tuning in to this weeks N1 Minute. I hope you get to Put A Hook N1.

Thanks for joining us for this edition of the N1 Outdoors N1 Minute. If you’d like to see other episodes of the N1 Minute, you can visit our website at While you’re there you can also check out our N1 Moments blog and also pick up some great N1 Outdoors apparel as well. 

We hope you have a great week, and remember… “where the moments happen… we’ll meet you there.” We’ll see you next time.

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2017 | The year N review

Join us in the 2017 Year N Review as we take a look back at some of our most memorable hunting and fishing moments of 2017.

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(The Year ‘N’ Review – 2017 video transcript)

Join us as we celebrate some of the outdoor moments from 2017. Stick with us for the N1 Outdoors N1 Minute.

A look back at 2017 in the outdoors

2017 has been a great year. Of course, it’s always special to spend time outdoors when you can catch some fish, experience the blessings of a harvest, and enjoy the fun and great memories that the outdoors has to offer.

This year was special in many ways. One of our co-founder sons, Michael Wells, took his first ever whitetail. We’ve got to share the outdoor experience with our friends and family. And you shared some of your special moments with us as well.

We’ve made memories to last a lifetime and we gained some new friends along the way. From all of us here at N1 Outdoors, we want to say thank you to our families, our friends, and of you our customers, for supporting us as we continue to build a brand that celebrates moments spent outdoors with friends and family.

We’ve got some new designs and products to share with you soon, so be sure to stay in touch. As we start a new year we’re thankful for the moments gone by and we’re looking forward to the ones to come.

We hope you’ve had a great year and we hope you have a great week, and remember, “where the moments happen, we’ll meet you there.” We’ll see you next time.