11/22/16 fishing report

November has held tight to the great fishing we saw last month. Fall fishing continues to be great no matter what you are targeting.

Speckled Trout have moved up river and into creeks in our area. Trout are loving live shrimp and other assorted live baits. Hard baits like Mirrolures in bright color patterns like Electric Chicken have been a favorite of the yellow mouths. While the numbers are not as impressive as they were at the beginning of the season, anglers are reporting larger fish on their trips as we get closer to Winter. Specks are still being caught around inlet areas on live and hard baits, like Mirrolures and live target shrimp, as well as soft plastics, including GULP!, Zman paddlerz, and Egret wedge tails.

As the water is cooling down black drum are starting to fill up the creeks with a lot of close to, and keeper size fish. The drum live bait shrimp in bottom rigs and are always fun to catch.

Spot fishing has remained decent through the fall. Anglers are reporting their best takes near deep drop offs in the waterway and other coastal channels, with the Emerald Isle bridge a constant favorite.

Pogies Fishing Center in Downtown Swansboro has all of your live, frozen, and artificial fishing needs to make every trip this fall a successful one! 


Capt. Matt Littleton

Friendly City Fishing Charters