SPECKLED TROUT season has opened, and there have been some nice fish caught from the Core Creek area. We've also had reports
of nice catches in the haystacks and marsh areas. Our live shrimp or gulp baits are working best. We've heard top water
plugs are working as well on the SPECKS.
FLOUNDER may be the best thing going near shore right now. More keepers every day. Drift fishing the back side of Shackleford,
near the coast guard station or port wall with live mud minnows will give you the best chance. Deep channels and structures as well
will probably hold FLOUNDER. Near shore reefs have also remained strong for FLOUNDER.
SHEEPSHEAD fishing remains strong. Our high rise bridge, as well as most other bridges and docks, will offer a good opportunity
to catch one. Sea Urchins are working best.
SPAINISH MACKEREL are still being caught in good numbers. Trolling Clarkspoons behind planers, or trolling weights and squid rigs
behind birds, are working well when trolled in the inlet and along our beaches. Mornings and afternoons when they surface to feed
are still the best times. Slow trolling live menheden on one of our live bait rigs is the best way to catch big SPAINISH.
DRUM in the haystacks and marsh areas are falling for top water plugs. They are still catching the occasional DRUM from the surf, as well using cut mullet and soft plastic baits.
Offshore fisherman have been having no trouble catching big numbers of DOLPHIN. A few BLACKFIN TUNA and WAHOO as well. Boats are dropping their lines at the 90' drop and heading towards The Rise and Big Rock. Some small DOLPHIN have been caught as near as AR 315 recently.
Come see us at Freeman's to get the latest.
Happy fishin' folks.