Fishing Reports

 Sarah Gagliardo

Pamlico – Winter 2016 – 2017

Pamlico – Winter 2016 – 2017

Gary, of Spec Fever Guide Service, reports there are many speckled trout in the creeks of the Neuse River. The water is a little cool (in the lower 50s), so anglers should fish soft plastic jigs and soft plastic shrimp underneath popping corks. There are also a few small reds and stripers mixed in with […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Morehead – Winter 2016 – 2017

Morehead – Winter 2016 – 2017

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that the flounder bite has been excellent recently, both inshore and at nearshore artificial reefs. Inshore, the bite has been best around the Port Wall and area bridges. Offshore, AR-315 and AR-330 have been holding good numbers of fish, but any structure in the same depth should be holding […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Topsail – Winter 2016 – 2017

Topsail – Winter 2016 – 2017

Brittany, of East Coast Sports, reports that surf anglers are catching a mixed bag on the bottom. Sea mullet, black drum, and blow toads are biting fresh shrimp on double hook bottom rigs, and the best action has been around high tide. Speckled trout are biting in the surf on MirrOlures and scented soft plastics […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

North Myrtle – Winter 2016 – 2017

North Myrtle – Winter 2016 – 2017

Patrick, of Captain Smiley Fishing Charters, reports that with water in the mid-50s, the speckled trout bite is great and should continue until at least January. MirrOlures and curly tail grubs on 1/4 oz. jig heads work great on the trout, and they seem to also favor artificial shrimp baits, like DOA and Vudu. Those […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – Winter 2016 – 2017

Southport – Winter 2016 – 2017

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that the speckled trout bite is heating up, with anglers catching fish on artificials like curly tailed grubs and Z-Man soft plastics, as well as MirrOlures. Red drum are being caught in the cooler waters on spinnerbaits and MirrOlures, as well as soft plastics like Gulps. A few […]

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