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Fishing Report September 16th

This September has been very good to us so far. The water conditions have been favorable and we are hoping the next round of storms don’t push us off the water for too long. We are expecting three inches (or more) of rain this week which will likely close out a couple sections of our rivers. Cooler temperatures have made for much more comfortable days on the water and very happy fish. Fall is a great time on the coastal rivers for our warm water program. Top water usually stays in play until November and streamer fishing gets better as the water temps start to drop. We will be taking bookings for warm water trips through October and will have some November availability depending on weather and water conditions.

The Tar River has been fishing very well this month. The Large Mouth Bass have been blitzing small baitfish on rapids and sand bars, really anywhere you can find some current and nice structure. Top water baitfish flies such as the crease fly and the wiggle minnow have been our go to method for catching these fish while they are keyed in on bait. The fish in slower sections of water are cruising the shade lines looking for cicadas and frogs. An olive boogle bug in size 4 is hard to beat right now. The sight fishing opportunities for Large Mouth in the Tar are plentiful right now, if you have the eye for it. A trained eye, a good cast, and a whole lot of patients can make for a very cool experience.