Where to find them- This weekends tournament gave us a chance to see and hear about where most fish were being caught. It was a struggle for most anglers to find them ( in fact only 7 out of 50 did) but most of the ones that were found came from the mashes in the White Oak River!
Live bait- Mullet or Mud Minnows
Frozen- Frozen mullet from Cape Point baits on a Carolina Rig. Check out this link for making a Carolina Rigs- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbY4tZ4O38g
Artificial- Z man jerk shads with weedless hooks and 4 inch pearl white shrimp by berkely gulp
Where to find them- The anglers who were not catching redfish were all getting small flounder with a few keepers mixed in. Located in the marshes down the waterway and in queens creek.
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
Where to find them- Bridges are probably the best place. Our favorite is the Small Bridge in Swansboro. Good numbers have been caught the past couple of weeks.
Live bait- Fiddler crabs