Fishing Reports from the Pamlico/Neuse area

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Pamlico/Neuse – May 9, 2019

Pamlico/Neuse – May 9, 2019

Donald, of Custom Marine Fabrication, reports that large numbers of smaller speckled trout are being caught in the creeks around Oriental. Anglers have had success casting soft plastics under a popping cork at grass banks near creek mouths. A few fish are being landed on topwater (walk-the-dog) style plugs, but high winds have kept that fishing […]

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Pamlico/Neuse – April 25, 2019

Pamlico/Neuse – April 25, 2019

Donald, of Custom Marine Fabrication, reports that speckled trout have been biting well in the lower Neuse River creeks. Anglers are catching most of the trout on popping cork setups while fishing ledges and grass banks near creek mouths. Striped bass are hanging around structure in the New Bern area, but recent weather has kept […]

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Pamlico/Neuse – April 11, 2019

Pamlico/Neuse – April 11, 2019

Donald, of Custom Marine Fabrication, reports that anglers are catching good numbers of speckled trout from the creeks in the lower Neuse around Oriental. The warmer water temperatures have the fish active, and soft plastics rigged with popping corks and topwater plugs are getting most of the bites. The trout have been staging anywhere from […]

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Pamlico/Neuse – March 21, 2019

Pamlico/Neuse – March 21, 2019

Donald, of Custom Marine Fabrication, reports that striped bass fishing has been good as the fish follow the shad running up river. The stripers have been feeding hard on the bait in the area, but local anglers are finding the best action on artificial lures that mimic the shad. Rat-L-Traps and soft plastic eels on […]

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Pamlico/Neuse – December 13, 2018

Pamlico/Neuse – December 13, 2018

Donald, of Custom Marine Fabrication, reports that recent runs of northeast winds have pushed the speckled trout further up the river towards New Bern. Nice fish from 16-20+” are biting soft plastics fished under a popping cork and MirrOlure suspending lures. With the colder temperatures, most fish are being caught off the main river and […]

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