With all uncertainty following Hurricane Matthew I've been happy to see the potential for poor fishing conditions haven't stopped anglers from getting back on the water. Although water levels around the Swansboro area are still high and the water is dirty, it has had little effect on the fishing. Red Drum are being caught scattered along the barrier islands and the marshes behind them. Smaller bucktails tipped with white and pink GULP! Jerkshads are the ticket along the beaches. Live or cut mullet are still the ticket on reds inside, with finger mullet schooling in areas near the inlets. The speckled trout bite has been red hot following Hurricane Matthew. Live shrimp floated under slip corks, DOA Shrimp, GULP! Jerkshads in pink and white colors and Z-Man Trout Trick have been the favorites of the yellow-mouths over the past week. As the weather cools off, Fall fishing will continue to heat up.
Pogies Fishing Center in Downtown Swansboro has all the artificial and live baits you will need to have successful and productive trips in the best fishing season of the year.
Captain Matthew Littleton