Pre 4th Report
It has been a busy week – working Neuse River shoreline for trout and drum. Drum are tough to come by but hopefully will improve.
I was out with Chef Evan Cordes Monday. We worked hard to get 3 legal fish with on 21”er and sighted a pod of tarpon, hooking into one but – PING! He hit a DOA shrimp thrown in the area. Great sign of tarpon so far for you big fish chasers.
I had Stuart Creigton return for another adventure Thursday. Damn stiff West wind make for tough am conditions on the river. We work the shoreline from Turnagan to Club Foot and only had 4 short trout, 2 hard crabs and 1 eel. We get these days but I hate them. DOA shrimp either fished naked without float or Deadly Combo has been my go to bait.
I took my wife; who is retired as on this report, out Tuesday afternoon late for a couple of hours around here. Worked rocky shore and had 5-6 trout and same on small flounder throwing DOA 3”shrimp. Good fun short bonding trip.
New shipment of TFO 7’ rods coming in in L, M/L and M. Match that with a Diawa AIRD reel spooled w/ Fins brand and DOA on the end and hang on.
Drum season is just around the corner. Get all you gear ready/respooled for another great season. I am now booking big drum trips so don’t wait until it’s too late. Give me a call for them or any of our targeted fish.
A reminder for the Bay River fishermen. Bay River Campground now has my inventory with live mud minnows too, accessible from the river. Stop in and see Rachel for all your needs.