tar River


The Tar River

The Tar River is a 215-mile river flowing through Northeast North Carolina and emptying into the Pamlico Sound. The Tar River is the main focus of both our Warm Water and Shad fly fishing programs. It is home one of the best American Shad migrations in the world alongside a productive Hickory Shad run. This coupled with the small size of the river makes it, in our opinion, the best place in the world to target migratory Shad with a fly rod. The Tar River is also home to a very productive warm water fishery as well. We have six different sections of the river to target Large Mouth Bass, Gar, Bowfin, and a variety of other warm-water species. Whether it is swinging flies for Shad, top-water fishing for Bass, or sight fishing Bowfin, the Tar River offers something for every angler. 


The Roanoke River

The Roanoke River is home to arguably the best Striped Bass fishing in the Southeast, if not the world. We target these Striped Bass primarily during there Spring spawning run in Weldon, NC. We focus primarily on fly fishing for these, but conditions often force anglers to use conventional tackle. The topwater bite in late-April & early-May brings some of the best fly fishing opportunities for Striped Bass anywhere in the world. We will have some limited availability for winter of '20/'21 for the lower river, email Capt. Will for more information.  


The Neuse River

The Neuse River flows from Falls Lake near Raleigh, NC down to Oriental, NC where it empties into the Pamlico Sound. The upper end of the river is a phenomenal Warm Water fishery. We float multiple sections of the Neuse for Largemouth Bass and Gar. This is a great fishery located in the Triangle and is a wonderful area for wade fishermen and beginners. On the lower end of the river, we target Hickory & American in the Cyprus swamps as they make their way upriver for their Spring migration. 

Email: info@captwillpaul.com
Phone: 904-382-2277