Where to find them- Struggle is still real. Scattered fish are starting to pop up in the marshes. If you can find live mullet or mehanden they tend to be producing more fish/ quality fish when combined with a Carolina rig.
Live bait- Mullet
Frozen- Frozen mullet from Cape Point baits on a Carolina Rig. ( iright now though the small blues and pinfish are taking the bait before the reds can get to it)
Check out this link for making a Carolina Rigs- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbY4tZ4O38g
Artificial- Over the weekend, in the mid day, the Z Mann Spinner baits produced a few fish.
Where to find them- Bigger fish are being found around docks in the waterway.
Live bait- mudminnow on carolina rig
Frozen- Strips of Squid on a Buck Tail jigged slowly also works well.
Artificial- Bucktail, Pearl WHite, Gulp shrimp, and Z man jerk shads
THE BITE IS ON DURING THE CHANGING OF THE TIDES LOW TO HIGH RIGHT AT THE SWITCH HAS BEEN FILLING THE COOLERS
Where to find them- Bridges are probably the best place. Our favorite is the Small Bridge in Swansboro. .
Live bait- Fiddler crabs
spoons and gotcha plugs have been leading to keeper fish during the rising tide at the Swansboro Bridge, look for the bait balls. ( NO THIS IS NOT A JOKE)