OFFSHORE : (From Captain John Foss of Braggin Right Charters) The Wahoo bite has started to pick up with several 30-40 lb fish being caught. The Black-Fin tuna have been consistent and the Mahi have slowed considerably. Rough weather has kept the fleet back the last couple of days but the weekend looks promising for a return to fishing.
NEAR SHORE : (Braggin Rights Charters) The Spanish Mackeral bite is consistent on the western side of Beaufort Inlet down the beach. King Maackeral in the 24"-30" range have been caught in 35-40 ft of water and along the beach and on AR-315. Stop by the shop and pick yours up today.
INSHORE: The Bull Reds are in full swing on the Neuse! 44" - 60" fish are being caught daily. Popping corks have been working well rigged with a DOA 6" swim bait on a weedless or jighead hook. We have a variety of popping corks in the shop including BlabberMouth and DOA. Slot drum are being found close to shore .
Shearon Harris - The majority of Largemouth have moved offshore to brushpiles and submereged weed beds, you can catch fish in about 12-25' of water with crankbaits and carolina rigged soft plastics. Top water fish can be caught early on grass or timber.
Lake Gaston - Fish are holding on the boat docks and you can catch a great number of fish with Wacky Rigs or Flukes. The better quality of fish will be found on main lake points and shoals, using crank baits and carolina rigs.
Neuse & Trent Rivers - Fish are staying to the shade and hanging around the lay downs and current breaks (commonly called eddies). Spinner baits and small squarbills are the go to in the currentand. Fishing a creature bait or jig around log jams and lay downs can produce a good bite.
Tight Lines and happy fishing from the EZ CREW