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Tar-Pam Guide Service provides daily fishing reports for the Inner and Outer Banks of North Carolina

Speckled Trout on the Fly Rod

The wind was up this morning out of the north, which make locating the giant reds using artificial baits very difficult.  It was  a big contrast to yesterday’s slick ca’m conditions.  However, we took advantage of the conditions by switching … Continue reading

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Giant Reds on Topwater

Today was my first giant red drum charter of the 2017 season, and it was no disappointment.  Ben came down from Baltimore to try it for the first time.  When he stepped on my boat this morning, he said he’d … Continue reading

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Mixed Bag for Young Angler

Little John caught speckled trout and stripers on our last trip.  He’s a very enthusiastic and skilled young angler.  I love seeing younger generations taking up the sport.  If you have sons or daughters who enjoy fishing, then I encourage … Continue reading

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Great Fishing Continues

Our excellent fishing continues with lots of trout and stripers.  50-100 fish days are the norm.  Next week, we’ll be starting some big red drum trips, so stay tunes for updates. Next openings:  Aug. 21-23   Sept. 25, 28            Get one … Continue reading

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Guide’s Day Off on the Fly

My friend Jordan joined me today for some exciting topwater striper action.  Conditions were absolutely perfect…slick calm and overcast.   We caught lots of stripers, all of which were on the fly and on topwater poppers.  We witnessed some really amazing bites.  … Continue reading

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Topwater Stripers

Tim and Steven had lots of topwater action this morning.   Next openings:  Aug. 3, 4, 16, 17, 21-23  

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Great Trout Fishing

Paul and Eddie had an excellent morning catching speckled trout and a few puppy drum on what felt like a fall day.  These cooler temperatures have really fired off the fish.  We threw back lots of keepers today.  I have … Continue reading

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Blowing 20 and Still Caught 100

I bet Zach and Paul caught over 100 fish on this windy morning.  We have a approaching front and we’re getting a little wind on the front side of this welcomed cooling effect.  The stripers were fired up this morning, … Continue reading

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Incredible Topwater Action

This morning was constant topwater action from the stripers.  We also had some keeper trout on the topwater baits, but the stripers were the main attraction.  I honestly didn’t have much time to take pictures.  This action has been really … Continue reading

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Trout Chewing in the Heat

Maybe we’ve just been getting lucky lately, but we’ve been defying every rule of summer trout fishing.  Hot? We can catch em.  Bright sun?  We can catch em.  Late in the day?  We can catch em.   Blowing 25 out of the … Continue reading

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