Our winter Striped Bass fishing has really started to get rolling over the past few weeks. We are seeing a lot of fish push into the lower rivers and more are showing up every day. Both conventional and fly tactics have been successful- it's a great time of year for fly anglers to learn the intricacies of sinking fly lines. For conventional anglers, this is one of the best light jig fisheries there is. For either style of angler, it is a thrill to pull a migratory saltwater fish out of 20'+ of water in a river system.
This is a unique time to experience the Roanoke River striper migration, there are typically very few boats, but the same amount of fish and same tactics we use in the spring. Our trips last week had a lot of success- well over 50 fish in the boat for most groups. I have openings over the next few weeks during this beautiful winter weather window for folks looking to come to see what our winter fishery has to offer:
January 27, 28, 30 & February 1, 2, 3, 5
I will be giving a virtual presentation for North Carolina Wildlife's Pechmann Education Center on American & Hickory Shad fishing in our coastal river systems. The event is free to the public and you can sign up at the link below!
Our Spring calendars are filling up quicker than I could have hoped for this year. I'm excited for another season of showing our guests the amazing Shad & Striped Bass migrations on our local waterways. If you haven't booked your trip yet get in contact with us to start planning your spring adventure!