The summer inshore fishing has been excellent on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The speckled trout fishing remains outstanding both on the grass flats and in deeper water holes around bridges and other structures. Nice keeper flounder and red drum are also biting most days on the same jigs and live bait that the trout are feeding on. Forgot to mention the stripers. Nice rockfish up to 30″ are adding to the fun, mainly on live croakers and pinfish.
One attraction to inshore fishing on the Obx is the local Captains ability to find fish in calm water most days. Even on the roughest of days a knowledgeable Captain can find a good fishing hole on the leeward (sheltered from the wind) side of our many islands. Lot’s of choices, when the fishing is this good. Have fun, take a kid fishing!read more
The Speckled trout fishing continues to be great on the beautiful OBX, North Carolina. Nice Red Drum and Flounder are mixed in with the trout.
Most bites are on jigs and live croaker/pinfish. What a great year of inshore fishing! At least when the weather allowsread more
The Finger Mullet fished on a Carolina Rig = good fishing this time of year. If we are fishing 3-5 ft water depth (preferably with patchy grass) a few carolina rigs are replaced with popping corks with good results. This is fun fishing and there are LOTS of Speckled Trout in town! This includes Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, OBX.
Capt. Ben Hoffmierread more
Red Drum And Trout fishing is ON! The finger mullet have flooded into our local creeks, canals and soundwaters of the OBX. The fish have arrived for the buffet.
Keep posted for current techniques and tips for successful Outer Banks Inshore Fishing this spring season.
Early spring has provided ample time for preparations. We have had more than enough windy cold days for even the worst of procrastinators to gear up for fishing the sunny days ahead. Well the hooks are sharpened, rods newly spooled, bait barrels stuffed with live bait, boats ready. Now we are simply waiting for the fish to arrive. Stay posted the fish will be here soon. It is looking like we are going to have another exceptional year of Trout and Red Drum fishing. Time will tellread more