Kristi Anderson

Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report February 12, 2019

One of the hottest fisheries this time of year is Eastern North Carolina! Captain Mitchell Blake of FishIBX reports that striper fishing in the feeder rivers in the Pamlico Sound such as the Tar, Neuse, and Pamlico River are heating up. This fishery has been seeing some healthy rockfish which have started a pre-spawn run up the Roanoke and Pamlico Rivers. The best thing going in Eastern NC is a mixed bag of crappie and striper hands down! Hit up FishIBX if you want in on the action while it’s hot. In the upcoming days the annual shad migration will kick into high gear so stay tuned!

Rethink Your Topwater Lure

There is a modern train of thought when it comes to topwater lures.  With a lot of pre-set rules put on these lures, this may be one of the most misunderstood baits in our tackle arsenal.  It’s time to rethink the topwater lure, starting with busting the first myth that this bait only work at dusk and dawn.

Mid-Atlantic Fishing Report November 13, 2018

King Mackerel is also will also be a top species targeted for the next month especially down by the point near and the Cape Lookout area anyone looking to make that drive. The King fishing has been one of the best years on record they have had. So for anyone looking to go after this species, this has been one of the best years that anglers down South and Morehead City area have had. Very large, 9 pound to double digit size being reported at the beach and nearshore waters near the Cape Lookout area.

How To Catch Red Drum

Beach fishing is heavily focused on your gear and making sure you’re set up with salt graded equipment, typically an 8000 series reel, making sure it has plenty of line capacity. You could even fish as low as a 5000 or 6000 series.  You don’t have to go crazy with the pound test, as long as you’re playing your drag right, you’ll be able to land these 40-50 giants from the surf.