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Plenty of stripers are hitting topwater baits in the Cape Fear River. Carolina Beach area fishing continues to be first class in all areas
475 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 4:33 pm

Rennie Clark of Tournament Trail Charters in Carolina Beach said that despite cooler water and air temperatures, fishing around Carolina Beach continues to be pretty hot.


Speckled trout start out eating crustaceans, but once they mature, their diet, like that of a redfish, tilts toward fish. Let íem eat cake, or whatever they like
124 Views - Posted: December 15 at 7:00 am

The diet of speckled trout changes as fish grow, get bigger, stronger and faster, and develop superior digestive systems, a process called an ontogenetic change.


Speckled trout spawn in North Carolina waters beginning in April and going through October, with each female releasing 3 to 20 million eggs. A speckled troutís life
200 Views - Posted: December 15 at 7:00 am

Spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus), also popularly called speckled trout, are members of the sciaenidae family, which includes drums, croakers and weakfish. They are prized throughout their range, which may extend from New York to Florida and northern Mexico. North Carolina is the northern end of the range where fishermen should expect to see them year-round.


The waters of Brunswick County have been producing a lot of speckled trout, and a lot of nice ones, over the past week. Good speckled trout bite highlights Brunswick County action
956 Views - Posted: December 10 at 4:08 pm

Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters said inshore fishing in southern Brunswick County has been pretty good this week, and most fishermen are finding limits of nice fish, especially speckled trout.


The waters of Brunswick County have been producing a lot of speckled trout, and a lot of nice ones, over the past week. Good speckled trout bite highlights Brunswick County action
116 Views - Posted: December 10 at 4:08 pm

Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters said inshore fishing in southern Brunswick County has been pretty good this week, and most fishermen are finding limits of nice fish, especially speckled trout.


Two commercial fishermen from Dare County were arrested on Monday in Wilmington with 113 red drum in their possession, more than 100 over the limit. Two commercial fishermen charged for having oversized red drum, 16 times the legal limit
2172 Views - Posted: December 04 at 7:12 am

Two commercial fishermen were taken to jail earlier this week when they were found with more than 16 times the legal possession limit of red drum.


Commercial netters have landed 71,000 pounds of red drum since Sept. 1, better than half of their fall/winter allocation, so the N.C. Division of Marine fisheries has cut their trip limit from seven to four fish. Commercial limit on red drum is cut from seven fish to four
1250 Views - Posted: December 04 at 6:49 am

Because they’ve had so much success early in the season, commercial fishermen in North Carolina are going to have their daily trip limits cut from seven fish to four, beginning on Friday, Dec. 5.


Guide Ricky Kellum of Jacksonville is known for his ability to catch speckled trout, and he has five favorite lures to put them in the boat. Trout guide reveals his favorite lures to catch specks
3232 Views - Posted: December 03 at 6:28 am

With the speckled trout bite burning hot just about everywhere along the North Carolina coast and supplies of live shrimp dwindling in tackle shops, picking the most productive artificial baits is crucial to success. To help narrow the field, guide Ricky Kellum of Jacksonville’s Speckled Specialist Inshore Fishing Charters (910-330-2745) volunteered his five favorite lures for fall specks.† †


A nice speckled trout puts a real bend in Capt. Matt Lambís rod in the marsh around Morehead City. Surprise specks - Marshes around Morehead City will hold specks this month, in addition to the usual red drum
85 Views - Posted: December 01 at 7:00 am

Matt Lamb paid strict attention to the water as he maneuvered through the Haystacks marshes above Morehead City, being careful to stay in the channel, even though he was running behind at first light, trying to get to a spot on the right stage of the tide.


A kayak owner prepares to install a hatch-style cat bag. Take paddling precautions
1287 Views - Posted: November 30 at 9:00 am

The kings and Spanish mackerel were hitting strong over the past week, likely the last good run for the year. The ocean was tame, making for an easy surf entry and paddle on the kayak.†


Speckled trout have really been biting in the waters around Wrightsville Beach, with a lot of citation-sized fish being caught. Speckled trout fishing going great guns in Wrightsville Beach area
1059 Views - Posted: November 28 at 10:26 am

Tex Grissom at Tex’s Tackle and Bait in Wilmington said fishing for speckled trout has really been good around Wrightsville Beach and might even be getting a little better, with fishermen catching a lot of specks pushing 5 pounds or better.††


Guide Noah Lynk of Harkers Island celebrated his birthday last Sunday by catching this 9-pound, Cape Lookout speckled trout. Harkers Island guide celebrates birthday with 9-pound, Cape Lookout speck
1770 Views - Posted: November 25 at 11:11 am

Capt. Noah Lynk of Harkers Island spent a special birthday on the water this past Sunday, Nov. 23, taking off to go fun-fishing for a few hours and winding up with the best present of all, a speckled trout that weighed 9 pounds.


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