Bass- The bite has been hot on the Lower Nuese River according to our prostate member, Justin Coley. Justin caught plenty of fish flipping a Strike King, Hack Attack Jig paired with a Rage Menace trailer. He also caught some on the good ole’ Texas Rig with a Zoom Z-Craw. Green Pumpkin has been tearing them up lately! The bass have been hugging the banks early in the morning and moving out to deeper, cooler water in the heat of the day.
Catfish- With the river being at 12 feet here in Goldsboro and since the blue cats are coming off their spawn, throwing some live eels and cut shad on a Carolina Rig will catch them for sure. The Flatheads are looking for live Bream right now so don’t be afraid to soak giant live Bream. With the river flowing hard, target areas with a current break. This will produce fish and help you keep your weights on the bottom. An 8 ounce will keep it down on the bottom just fine even in all of this current.
Inshore- The Trout bite has been hot lately with lots of limits to go around. Early in the morning, the top water bite has been quite fun. Popping Corks have been producing some quality fish also! Speckled Trout are everywhere right now but the majority of them are shorts. Larger fish have been hanging in schools of shorts so don’t leave those shorts to soon! Red fish are starting to show up in the creeks and bays also. Most reds aren’t going to be alone so it’s very likely that if there is one, there is a few more. Big flounder are hanging around the shallow banks right now too. A big doormat flounder can’t resist a Gulp when you put it in his face! Inshore Slams are not unusual right now!
Offshore- Captain John Foss of Braggin’ Rights Charters has been killing the Spanish near shore! They have been thick in 15-18 foot of water. North-West Places has been holding nice King Mackerel and so has the 1700 Rock. Baling for Dolphin has been hit and miss with an occasional gaffer mixed in. the Blue Marlin bite is still hot out in the deep, blue water so don’t give up on them just yet!