WSFL Fishing Report is dedicated to information about fishing the coastal and interior waters of Eastern NC!
The best fishing of year is here. That’s because cold weather is on the way and the fish are eating to gain weight for winter. Fresh water fishing is really good. Bass are biting on just about every lure in your tackle box, especially bluegill colored lures.
Speckled trout are hitting on mirror lures, grubs, finger mullet, live shrimp and gulp. The red drum and flounder fishing is really good – best baits are mullet and frozen baits.
The king mackerel fishing is good, with plenty of kings being caught on menhaden, and ribbon fish.
The jumbo spots are here so grab some shrimp or bloodworms and fill your cooler with one of the best eating fish..
Take a kid fishing and pick up your trash. Stay hooked!
The best time of the year to fish is upon us. In a few weeks the Jumbo spots will show up so you might want to start scouting around for blood worms at your favorite tackle shop. The inshore fishing is great right now with Spanish mackerel hitting gotcha plugs and Clark spoons. Also there’s plenty of good catches of flounder, croakers, red drum, black drum, sheepshead, speckled trout and sea mullet.
Off shore the bottom fishing is great with grouper, snapper, trigger fish and black sea bass. Plus the kings, wahoo, and tuna are hitting.
Fresh water fishing is pretty good to with cat fish fishing in the Neuse and Trent Rivers using gulp dough balls, and night crawlers.
Personally speaking, the writer of this report has caught bass near sunset on whopper ploppers, and hula poppers. He’s even been seen fishing in a shirt and tie at Martin Marietta Park in New Bern – don’t tell the boss.
The bluegill fishing is good on crickets and worms. Be sure to take a kid fishing. Pick up your trash and remember, it’s always ok to call in sick to go fishing.
Summer is here and it’s hot. That means the saltwater fishing is awesome now. In shore there are great catches of drum, trout, sheepshead, blue fish, flounder, stripers, croakers, spots, hogfish, Spanish mackerel and pinfish, of course…..lol…….
Off shore the kings are good, plus mahi mahi, wahoo and tuna.
Bottom fishing is good with catches of grouper, snapper, triggerfish and black sea bass.
Fresh water fishing in good in streams, rivers and lakes with moving water. Bream are hitting on crickets, bass on drop shots, plastic worms and swimming jigs. Catfish fishing is super after the sun goes down on catfish charlie, chicken livers, and minnows.
Take a kid fishing and pick up your trash – keep the fishing areas clean for the next anglers.
So, in case you weren’t paying attention, the Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament was a HUGE success.
That means the blue water fishing is hot. Catches of sailfish, tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, wahoo, and king mackerel are off the chart. Deep sea bottom fish like grouper, snapper and black sea bass are being caught in good numbers.
Freshwater catches of bass and bream are excellent.
Take a kid fishing and remember to clean up after yourself.