Hot days with a chance of thunderstorms is our typical forecast most days this time of the year but, we’ve been catching a few fish.

Fishing around the bad weather and windy conditions we’ve been catching a little bit of everything. For the most part inshore and nearshore fishing has been good with a few bouts of slow fishing in the past week. We’ve been catching Spanish mackerel, false albacore and bluefish casting light spinning gear on the nearshore trips and some live bait fishing for king mackerel and sharks. Inshore it’s been a mixed bag of mostly redfish with sprinkle of speckled trout, sheepshead and black drum. The numbers of bull redfish (40-50”) being caught is increasing every day on the Neuse river and Pamlico sound and I’ll be spending more time on the hunt for them in up coming weeks.

Every day late July and August we try to plan trip around the thunderstorm and wind forecast. With weather always being a big part of where and what we fish for, it’s even more important when it comes late summer thunderstorms some of which are “pop ups” with that said many times we’re able to fish when the forecast isn’t looking great.

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