Late summer early fall report

Red drum (redfish) big, small and everywhere in between… late August and all of September we’re mostly fishing the Neuse river and Pamlico sound with “old drum” or bull reds as some call them as our primary target but, we also catch good numbers of slot sized (18-27” keepers) reds too, with a mix of fish ranging from 15-50+ inches. With NC flounder catch keep season landing in September the past few years we are able to keep a few flounders we catch while chasing the keeper size drum as well as black drum, sheepshead and speckled trout.

As September comes to an end we are shifting to the fall patterns and the best fishing of the year. Inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing off Morehead City can truly be “World Class” with endless possibilities of targets. Inshore redfish, black drum, speckled trout, gray trout, sheepshead and more, nearshore might include false albacore, old drum, king mackerel, Cobia, Spanish mackerel, blue fish, an occasional bluefin tuna/wahoo and much more, with offshore our targets bottom fishing/live bait fishing are grouper, Amberjack, king mackerel, trigger fish, sea bass, vermilion snapper and much more.

Here’s a few recent catches

51” old drum
Limit of slot drum 20-24”
23” flounder, that wasn’t released
False albacore
Jumbo Spanish mackerel small king mackerel
40” Cobia

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