|Roanoke River stripers still downriver, but headed for Weldon
90 Views - Posted: 4 hours ago
The cold snap that ripped through North Carolina late Tuesday may have killed some plants and fruit-tree buds, but it fired up striped bass in the Roanoke River. "The push of water is bringing fish to Weldon,” said Rod “Capt. Ponytail” Thomas, a former cameraman for ESPN and The Outdoor Channel who guides out of Weldon during the spring striper run.
|Huge number of puppy drum invades sound behind Hatteras
209 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 6:00 am
Capt. Joey Van Dyke of Fingeance Charters in Hatteras said fishermen along the edge of Pamlico Sound are receiving a special treat this spring – an invasion of puppy drum. Van Dyke has not seen a spring like this one in either the numbers of fish or the intensity of the action.
|New Bern has been center of great speckled trout bite
218 Views - Posted: April 15 at 9:19 am
Even though it’s catch-and-release only for another two months, the speckled trout fishing around New Bern has been tremendous for the past two weeks, according to Capt. Joe Ward of Flydaddy Charters.
|Red drum starting to perk up in creeks in lower end of Brunswick County
255 Views - Posted: April 14 at 8:12 am
Red drum bite in the creeks of southern Brunswick County all year, but Capt. Mark Stacy of Ocean Isle Fishing Charters in Ocean Isle said they are starting to warm up and feed more aggressively.
|Nice smallmouth surprises Kerr Lake tournament duo
763 Views - Posted: April 11 at 12:01 pm
Michael Hines of Gibsonville and fishing partner Roger Mabe of Climax didn't catch enough bass to hang around for the weigh-in at the April 5 Tobacco Bass Invitational on Kerr Lake, but they definitely had the day’s most-interesting catch: a 3.58-pound smallmouth bass.
|Shad run in Cape Fear River is in full gear
451 Views - Posted: April 11 at 5:54 am
The shad run is in high gear on the Cape Fear River, and Capt. Allen Cain of Sightfish NC is boating big numbers of American shad on fly and ultralight tackle at Lock and Dam No.1 near Rieglewood.
|Stripers, specks on the move in Tar, Pamlico rivers
447 Views - Posted: April 09 at 12:01 pm
Richard Andrews of Tar-Pam Guide Service in Bath said two weeks of warm weather had done wonders for the fishing in the Tar and Pamlico rivers. The stars of the show have been stripers, which everyone expects to see moving upriver in April, and speckled trout, which were a question mark to many after the January trout kill in the Pungo River.
|Water clears enough at High Rock for stripers to start biting again
418 Views - Posted: April 08 at 12:01 pm
Robert and Tyler Moss and Morgan Holcomb, all from Trinity, got sassy with High Rock stripers this past Saturday near the mouth of Abbotts Creek during the Tarheel Striper Club tournament. They used white and chartreuse Sassy Shad in conjunction with downriggers to boat five quality stripers that were feeding on shad in 15 to 20 feet of water around the mouth of the creek.
|A Lake Gaston smallmouth bass? How'd it get there?
530 Views - Posted: April 07 at 8:55 am
Don Enderle of Tri-Lakes Guide Service has led boatloads of clients to great catches of striped bass in his 25 years on Lake Gaston, but even he was surprised when a scoop with his landing net produced a citation smallmouth bass on March 26.
|Warm-water discharge has Belews Lake bass headed to their beds
299 Views - Posted: April 05 at 12:01 pm
Largemouth bass are at all stages of the spawn at Belews Lake, and that suits Kernersville guide Joel Richardson just fine. He can use a variety of lures and techniques to target whichever group of fish are most active
|Carolina Beach inshore action improving, needs just a little more warmth
590 Views - Posted: April 04 at 6:00 am
Capt. Lewis Emery of Carolina Beach said fishing isn’t wide open yet, but he’s certainly seeing a good sample of what is to come, and he expects to see steady improvement.
|Fishing in Atlantic Beach area is picking up daily
427 Views - Posted: April 03 at 6:00 pm
Matt Lamb of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors in Atlantic Beach said he is getting good reports of improved fishing here and there, and with a good forecast for the next 10 days, he expects spring fishing to really improve.
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