The past week saw some excellent weather conditions for area anglers.

Inshore fishing is producing catches of red drum, black drum and speckled trout.

Bottom fishing is producing catches of black sea bass. Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of wahoo and blackfin tuna.

  

TOPSAIL ISLAND

Joe Johnston reports red drum and speckled trout are being caught in the deeper holes on Z-Man Curly Tailz and MR-17 Mirrolures.

Source: Eastern Outfitters.

 

SNEADS FERRY AND NEW RIVER

Captain Allen Jernigan reports the fishing has been outstanding over the past week with the warmer temperatures.

Red drum and speckled trout are being caught on topwater lures, Flats Intruder Spoons and Saltwater Assassin plastics with Pro-Cure bait scents.

The flounder gigging has been good and is producing flounder in the 15-17 inch range.

Source: Breadman Ventures.

 

EMERALD ISLE

Captain Bobby Bourquin reports fishing along the Crystal Coast is starting to get better every week.

Bottom fishing in the 5-15 mile range is producing nice catches of black sea bass.

Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of wahoo and blackfin tuna.

Source: Teezher Charters.

 

CRYSTAL COAST-SWANSBORO TO MOREHEAD CITY-INSHORE/NEARSHORE

Captain Jeff Cronk reports anglers along the Crystal Coast experienced another beautiful week with plenty of fishing.

Quality size speckled trout are being caught in the Neuse River and in the New River on Mirrolure MR 17’s, Bett’s Halo Shrimp and Gulp baits fished on light jig heads.

Red drum are schooled up and have been feeding actively on most soft baits especially scented soft baits like Berkley Gulp baits. Black drum up to three pounds are being caught in the creeks off the waterway and in the lower rivers.

Best bait has been shrimp fished on a Carolina rig.

Black sea bass are being caught within 5-miles of the beach at the artificial reefs and live bottom areas. Best baits have been cut bait fished on bottom rigs, 2-ounce bucktails tipped with Gulp Shrimp and Stingsilvers with a strip of Fish Bites.

Source: Fish’n 4 Life Charters.