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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Early May Update

I got to say – the fishing is on! Trout, Drum, Flounder and Rock are all being found in creeks and river shore.  The problem recent has been the wind and too high of water. For those getting out, it has been worth the venture.  Shoreline catches are improving drastically as fish are staged to hit the river shore and sound.
One of the local guys that, wishes to be anonymous, has been on several pods of slot and yearling drum. He has been catching on top water and live bait as well. He has report one at measuring 29”. Good sign for coming summer!!!
My Man Michael Carawan had his play weekend and put it to good use. Day one was numerous and I mean numerous trout, drum and flounder. Top water drum up to 29”, DOA Shad tail slot drum, trout and flounder. It was makings for a great trip with Kenny Campen.
Day 2 he had Brad Moore out for an afternoon of play. Brad started out throwing his Gulp and Michael the good ole DOA CAL Shad tail. After several DOA fish boated he decided to go to the best bait – DOA and began with a small drum. They caught several fish of several species having a great afternoon.

I had 2 trips this week – the 1st being with a local guide and friend that I took on a scouting trip – me and Gary Dubiel hit some on my prospective spots and man was it a struggle. I did manage to put him on a trout and drum to end up having a happy client!!!!

The 2nd was a trip which I moved from one location to another with Lee Smith and his buddy Ruddy Christensen. It was Lees’ birthday.  We had a far rock top water bite early hitting a few short fish and Ruddy finally stuck what would have been a slot fish at about 20”. He ended up snagging a bigger catch we I set the back hook of the Chug Bug in my finger!!! Cut it off and kept going. We then went after trout and drum throwing DOA Deadly Combos and found a few in 2 locations – most short but live welled 2. Then at the last main stop looking a drum or rock – Ruddy tagged into an 18 ½ slot drum – his first ever. It gave him a run for his money hanging up on some structure but he managed it well and got it out and to the net.


Fishing will continue to improve as weather allows. The top water action for trout and rock up river has been great at times early am and later pm. There has also been loads of catching on DOA Deadly combo in areas of structure and grass. Creeks have loads of grass making treble hook suspending baits tough in areas. Go weed less with VMC wide gap weighted hooks and you can get it done.
Time to get on the water and keep in mind that the Neuse region keeper rock season is closed but the catch and release of 18-30” light tackle is to die for!!!
Call to book today!

Posted by Capt. Dave on 05/09/13


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