Summer fishing is in full swing!

The flounder bite is heating up as much as every day is. Flounder are being found fishing structure like docks along the waterway, with a lot of them being picked up while fishing marshy areas and flats. The flattys are falling for just about any scented white or pink soft plastic. A GULP! 4" shrimp or jerkshad on a 3/16 oz jig head will help anglers connect.

Sheepshead fishing is in full swing. As always the zebra fish are suckers for a live fiddler crab on a drop shot rig or a modified Carolina rig. Anglers are hooking up to a good number of black drum while targeting the sheepshead. Bridges, dock pilings, and anywhere that has a large amount of barnacle growth are always the best areas to target.

Red drum are out in full force and ready to feed. Targeting marsh flats and oyster rocks will produce the most fish. Cut and live mullet fished on Carolina rigs are a tried and true method that never fails to find a redfish. Calm mornings are allowing anglers to pick up redfish on topwater, one of the most exciting methods to catch any fish! Other soft plastics like Gulp! Baits and Z-Man covered in Pro-Cure are catching good numbers of redfish as well.

Pogies Fishing Center in Downtown Swansboro has all the live, artificial, and frozen bait to make sure that your summer is going to be a fun one full of fish!

Capt. Matt Littleton