Wow! Its been awhile since I have reported here. I have stayed as busy as possible. I filled April with turkey hunts and a bit of fishing. May has been full of wind, rain and on some days of fishing. Today is day three of wind and rain. Today I will let some pictures tell a story of the last 8 weeks. Turkeys, Stripers, Trout, Catfish, Bluefish, Puppy Drum, Spanish Mackerel and even Speckled Perch.
Fishing lately has been wind driven. If the wind and water level are right you can catch plenty of fish. If not you are in for a long day. I have had my three to six fish days and they are long. So, pick your day wisely. The fishing is only going to get better as the water warms up.
Spanish Mackerel in the Neuse River out of Oriental has been productive. Plenty of Spanish there. Once you figure them out the bite is good.
Puppy Drum have shown up pretty good, check points and creek mouths. Cast tight into the bank with you favorite soft plastics and search them out.
Trout are scattering out now and harder to find. They are out looking to spawn again. The main rivers should start having some good trout action soon.
Stripers are upriver and will continue to head down stream to their summer grounds as we are seeing some show up already.
Bluefish have been abundant lately and are hitting baits very hard. They can be found throughout the estuary.
Tarpon will be showing up by the end of June or early July. If you want to try your luck at Tarpon on the Pamlico Sound give me a call and lets get after it.
Trophy Drum is beginning to already heat up a bit. Be sure to have a big Drum rod on the boat now just in case you happen to run into them or they run into you. The best time to hook into those will be August through September. My books are open and ready for your call. Let me put you on the best the Neuse River has to offer. Call to reserve your spot today.
As always, stay safe on the water. If you are looking for a knowledgeable fishing guide, look no further. Call 252-864-6693 and lets get out and bend a rod.
Tight lines my friends!