The speckled seatrout fishing has been off the charts on the Neuse River. We are also catching redfish, flounder and stripers as a bonus. We fish all artificial and fly. Look for plenty of this over the next month!
We had a fun day fly fishing near New Bern, catching many many stripers, largemouth bass and monster bluegill. Much of the action was on poppers and my Pop N Fly. This is a great example of our very diverse fishery!
After some cold and windy weather over the past week the weather and the fishing heated up today. We had a number of pretty speckled trout on soft plastics and popping cork and soft plastic combos. Even a few on the fly rod/Pop N Fly rig.
We have had several more great days of spring speckled trout fishing in the creeks off the Neuse River. The fish are in good numbers and size and have been biting a variety of soft plastic baits and popping cork soft plastic shrimp rigs. We are also catching a few redfish and stripers in the m9xThe action should stay hot into early April.
It has warmed up early bringing the first signs of spring weeks early. The fishing is a reflection of that and our striper and shad runs have kicked off early as well our creek fishing for speckled trout. We have seen good numbers of all our fish and anglers should head out soon to get on the best of these more seasonal fisheries.
we landed eight species of fish and over 50 total fish on a day of fishing on the Neuse River. Stripers made up the bulk of numbers but we also caught numbers of big crappie and speckled trout. Largemouth bass, pickerel, yellow perch, bluegill and flier rounded out the rest. All are fish were caught on artificial lures and light tackle. Look for more great fishing all winter.
Recent warm weather has sparked the striped bass bite on the Neuse and Trent Rivers near New Bern, NC. The stripers are concentrated in areas with a mix of both fresh and saltwater species including largemouth bass, redfish, speckled trout, pickerel, crappie, white and yellow perch and catfish.
Coastal river winter striper fishing is in peak season and yesterdays bite was outstanding. We had a little warmer cloudier day so the fish were shallow and crushing stick baits into mid day. The after jig bite was also good with some quality fish coming to the boat. We are also seeing a number of big panfish; crappie, white and yellow perch and pickerel in the mix. Look for great fishing through the winter!
The speckled seatrout bite has been red hot! We are landing 35 to 100 fish on a long half day! We are also seeing a few redfish and stripers in the mix. The fish are on artificial lures and fly. It's a steady bite!
The speckled trout fishing is just outstanding for both numbers and size. Well into double digits! We are catching fish on light tackle and fly with an all day long bite
The fishing was excellent today with both quality and quantity of speckled seatrout. We added numerous small redfish and big white perch for some great numbers. A couple striped bass and a largemouth rounded out the day. All our fish came of light tackle soft plastics and popping cork/soft plastic combos. Great stuff!!
The false albacore fishing has been amazing off the beaches near Morehead City, NC. Big fish and big numbers/ Fly fishing and light tackle spoons and jigs have both produced. The ocean remains warm and the fishing will be hot for some time!
The speckled seatrout bite continues to be very good. The fish are eating a wide variety of baits including top water, soft plastics, popping cork rigs and flies. We continue to see a mix bag of reds, flounder and stripers with them.
The Lower Neuse River has had a red hot speckled trout (spotted seatrout) bite for the last week with no sign of slowing down. Great numbers good size and some big fish are being caught on top water, soft plastics, popping corks and on the fly. We are also seeing plenty of reds plus a few stripers and flounder in the mix.
The speckled trout, redfish and flounder bite is hot even after Hurricane Matthew. We are easily putting limits of quality specks in the boat and adding redfish and flounder, plus stripers in number of locations as well. Light tackle artificial and top water and fly fishing has been very productive
The lower Neuse River and Western Pamlico sound continues to fish very well for specks, reds, stripers and flounder. Light tackle anglers are doing great on popping cork and soft plastic shrimp combo, soft plastics jigs and top water lures. Fly anglers have also scored with my Pop N Fly/shrimp fly combo and Clouser deep minnows. All our fish have been on the same shorelines and most often are found around big schools of bait.
We have had windy conditions much of the week, however, we had managed to put fish in the boat daily. Plenty of spotted seatrout with a nice mix of redfish, flounder and striped bass. Much of the best action has been in the lower Neuse and Bay River and Western Sound. Popping cork and soft plastic shrimp combos as well as lead heads and soft plastics have produced.
The speckled seatrout and redfish bite has been excellent on the Neuse River and in the Pamlico Sound. We have also been catching a few founder and stripers plus one trophy redfish. We are fishing all artificial baits, mostly popping cork/DOA shrimp combos to land most of our fish. My fly rod version (Pop N Fly) has also produced well.
The weather has been tough with plenty of wind and rain but that hasn't stopped the fish from biting. The speckled seatrout bite has been good with plenty of action on small fish plus a few nice fish and ample numbers of keeper fish to take home. The redfish has been picking up and we are seeing a few flounder and stripers in the mix. The weather looks to start to improve over the weekend and through next week!