Fishing News and Information

Reel Fishing
Big speckled trout are hitting artificial lures near Cape Lookout's jetties. Albacore, blues, reds and specks active at CALO
Nearly all species of inshore saltwater fish are biting in the waters surrounding Cape Lookout, led by albacore, bluefish, red drum and speckled trout.
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Young anglers often become hooked on surf fishing during the fall run of Cape Hatteras redfish. October, November are top months for reds in OBX surf
Each fall after the first cold snaps of October, red drum pour out of the inlets and swim along Outer Banks beaches.
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Jeff Wolfe displays a speckled trout he caught in the bays north of Bald Head Island. Fall speckled trout fishing peaks at southeastern coast
Fall speckled trout fishing is hitting its peak along the N.C. coast, and fewer places are hotter than the marshes and creeks across the Cape Fear River mouth from Southport.
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Guide George Beckwith said fishing for red drum is good at the lower Neuse River now. Lower Neuse reds are plentiful now
Red drum fishing is hot at the lower Neuse River currently and that includes all sizes of fish, said a veteran area guide.
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Joel Richardson has had many outstanding days fishing for largemouth bass at Randleman Dam Reservoir.
Bass glory days return at Randleman Dam
Bass anglers of 30 years ago remember the great largemouth bass fishing when Jordan Lake opened to the public. One hundred fish days were commonplace as anglers caught “Jordan Lake footballs” (bass so fat they were shaped like pigskins). But after about 10 years, numbers of Jodan bass declined, and those outstanding fishing days disappeared. Well, now they’re back — not at Jordan Lake but at the new Randleman Dam Reservoir just north of the town of Randleman off U.S. 220.
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OBX residents face another access loss

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MirrOdine Mini

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Roscoe Jig

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Berkley Classics Turboglide

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Inaugural Marshes Light King Mackerel Tourney Oct. 30
There is a brand new King mackerel tournament coming up and the first place prize money is a guaranteed $10,000 dollar payday. The Inaugural Marshes Light Marina King mackerel fishing tournament will be held near Manteo, N.C. October 29 – 31.
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Largemouth bass are going to the major creeks at Jordan Lake during the fall shad migration. Largemouth chasing shad at Jordan Lake’s creeks
Deer season has captivated many Triangle sportsmen during late September, including guide Jamie Olive of New Hill, who fishes Jordan lake.
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Excellent reproduction and quick growth rates help speckled trout thrive in North Carolina waters, despite commercial and recreational fishing pressure. Hot Halloween Specks
Four Octobers ago, two fishermen from New Bern and a friend met for a fishing trip to the North River near Beaufort.
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