Trophy Redfish season has been nothing short of spectacular on the Neuse River this year. Although mother nature has not always cooperated, most anglers have been awarded their fish of a lifetime. Battling wind and rain, dodging Hurricanes along the way we somehow have shaped up one of the best years to enter into the record books. But its not over yet. We still have time yet to catch more of the biggest redfish in the world. Within the next weeks to come these fish will make their way back out to the ocean until next years migration back to the Neuse River. First all of the female redfish will move out after spawning, leaving the male drum behind to roam for a while. Anglers will still catch them for a couple weeks until they move on.
Anglers reporting female redfish being caught who have "spawned out" which means this past full moon was the spawning moon. During this time our Neuse River Guides and Anglers have reported catches in excess of 20 fish per boat per day. Giving further clues that these fish have been gathered up in large groups to spawn. Several anglers have also reported catching fish with as many as five accompanying fish following down behind a hot female. Giving more opportunities to get a easy hook up with a follow up rod.
With the days of less than tolerable wind conditions anglers have moved into the back creeks for some absolutely amazing inshore fishing. Speckled Trout being one of the most sought after... for a few weeks now we have received several reports of NICE Speckled Trout being caught along the main river, along creek mouths, and some even starting to be caught further inside creeks. We have Live Mud Minnows all year round which are sure to do the trick! Our Mirrolures and Yo-Zuri 3D Inshore lures have been flying off the shelf due to the bite already proving to be great! Our vast Z-man, Betts/ Billy Bay , Gulp, DOA, Saltwater Assassin and many other Trout favorites will also be great for fall fishing tactics to catch yourself plenty of these Speckled beauties. Please give us a call or message us on Facebook / Instagram if you need to know more about our fishery and the ways to make your next trip a success. Also stop by Neuse River Bait and Tackle to check us out. We will be glad to help you in any way possible.