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Spring Striper Recap + Warm Water Fishing

Striper season is coming to an end as we are chasing the bulk of the population back downstream towards the sound. We had an excellent season this year on the Roanoke with a very healthy population of fish. Everything seemed to be a bit earlier this year with very low water and warm temperatures in mid April. We saw spawning fish from April 19th all the way through to last week. The past two weeks we have been seeing the hungry post spawn stripers making their way into the middle and lower river and we have been having successful trips using both fly and light tackle. These fish should stick around for a few more weeks before making their last push to the sound.

I have been spending a lot of time showing folks our incredible warm water fishing opportunities that are often over looked this time of year. We have hundreds of miles of water in eastern North Carolina that provides great fishing for Largemouth Bass, Bowfin, & Gar. These rivers are wild and the fish have rarely been targeted by fly anglers. Whether it’s frog fishing for Largemouth Bass, sight fishing for Bowfin, or popping bug fishing for panfish these rivers offer a beautiful setting to experience of native fishery.