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Pamlico April 24, 2014

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Capt. Gary Dubiel, of Spec Fever Guide Service, with a healthy speckled trout he hooked on a weedless D.O.A. soft plastic in a creek off the lower Neuse River.

Capt. Gary Dubiel, of Spec Fever Guide Service, with a healthy speckled trout he hooked on a weedless D.O.A. soft plastic in a creek off the lower Neuse River.

Dave, of Knee Deep Custom Charters, reports that anglers are still finding plenty of action in the lower Neuse River despite the relentless wind. Striped bass have begun to bite topwater lures around New Bern, and anglers are hooking good numbers along shoreline stump fields in the area early and late in the day. Storm and Unfair topwater plugs have been highly productive lately, and anglers are also having plenty of luck with D.O.A. Airhead baits rigged weedless. When they aren’t feeding on top, weedless D.O.A. CAL series baits have been producing results.

Speckled trout action is excellent in the creeks off the Neuse (and anglers are seeing some healthy fish in the mix). The specks are also taking an interest in D.O.A. CAL baits on light jigheads or weedless hooks as well as Unfair hard baits.

Gary, of Spec Fever Guide Service, reports that anglers are connecting with speckled trout and red drum in the creeks off the Neuse River downstream from New Bern. The recent cold snap has slowed the topwater action, but anglers are still connecting with plenty of fish while working weedless D.O.A. soft plastics.

Striped bass have been taking an interest in topwaters lately, with the best action around shoreline stump fields near New Bern. The stripers are also biting D.O.A. soft baits when they’re not taking shots at the topwaters.

Capt. Dave Stewart, of Knee Deep Custom Charters, with a striped bass that bit a Unfair Lures topwater in the Neuse River near New Bern.

Capt. Dave Stewart, of Knee Deep Custom Charters, with a striped bass that bit a Unfair Lures topwater in the Neuse River near New Bern.

Mitch, of FishIBX.com, reports that the striped bass bite is wide open on the lower Roanoke River, and anglers are also hooking good numbers of large white perch. The stripers have been on the smaller side, but fast action and huge numbers have been making up for their size. Soft plastic baits, topwater plugs, and a variety of other baits and lures are tempting bites from the stripers, with smaller lures fooling the perch.

There’s also been some solid striper action up the Roanoke around Weldon, and anglers are connecting with some freshwater catches like largemouth bass, crappie, and catfish on the side.

Anglers are connecting with striped bass on the Pamlico River, too (where they are seeing some big fish). Topwater plugs have been effective on the Pamlico as well, and the bite should only improve as the water temperatures climb a bit.

Speckled trout are feeding in the creeks off the Pamlico River, and they’re growing fat as they’ve been closed to harvest all spring. Anglers who want to catch-and-release the specks can connect on soft plastics or topwater plugs as well.

Richard, of Tar-Pam Guide Service, reports that the striped bass action in the Roanoke River near Weldon has been phenomenal lately, with anglers taking home limits of fish and releasing big numbers. Live baits, soft plastics, and just about anything else anglers can cast have been eagerly attacked by the hungry stripers. The Weldon bite should hold up for several more weeks, so anglers still have time to get in on the action.

Richie, of East Side Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers are seeing some solid speckled trout action in the local creeks, but the season remains closed until June 15. The specks are falling for Z-Man and Gulp soft baits, and they are starting to take an interest in topwater plugs, too.

Puppy drum are moving upriver from the sound and taking an interest in the same lures as the specks. And anglers are starting to hook some flounder on the soft baits as well.

There are still some striped bass feeding around Washington, but the majority of the fish are upriver spawning. Anglers are starting to hook some of the local fish on topwater plugs, and the bite should be in full swing when the spawners return.

Pamlico April 10, 2014

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Gary, of Spec Fever Guide Service, reports that even though the keeper season is closed, anglers are hooking big numbers of speckled trout in the creeks off the Neuse River from New Bern to Oriental. Most are falling for weedless-rigged D.O.A. soft plastics or D.O.A. shrimp under popping corks. There are some puppy drum and […]

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Pamlico March 27, 2014

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Gary, of Spec Fever Guide Service, reports that anglers are still seeing some solid striped bass action in the Neuse River near New Bern. A few have been caught around the bridges, but deeper, rocky ledges have produced the best action recently. Working 4-5.5” D.O.A. soft plastics on jigheads has been the ticket to hookups […]

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Pamlico March 6, 2014

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Gary, of Spec Fever Guide Service, reports that anglers have seen a solid striped bass bite in the Neuse and Trent rivers for much of the winter (with fish ranging from 16-30”), and the fishing should only improve as winter turns to spring. Most of the fish are in a pre-spawn pattern and feeding along […]

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Pamlico Winter 2013-2014

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Gary, of Spec Fever Guide Service, reports that anglers are connecting with good numbers of striped bass in the Neuse River near New Bern, and the action on the Trent River should be picking up over the coming weeks. Some fish are falling for topwater plugs in the afternoon hours, but most have been taking […]

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