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

Looking Ahead to Mixed Bag Fishing on the Pamlico

Our 2020 spring season on the Roanoke River in Weldon is a wrap, and we are looking ahead to new fishing opportunities in late May and June.  We have many excellent options ahead of us.  Our speckled trout fishing will … Continue reading

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Tuesday Morning May 12 is Open for Weldon Striper Fishing

I have this coming Tuesday morning (May 12) open for a 5 hour Weldon trip.  We can start around 7 (give or take I’m flexible).  Let me know if you want it.  Here are some pictures from last week’s trips.  … Continue reading

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New Opening for Striper Fishing in Weldon

I just had this coming Wednesday morning (May 6 a.m.) come available.  We are flexible on the start time but generally try to fish our morning trips from 7-12.  They are 5 hours, which is all the time you need.  … Continue reading

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Catching Shad in 4 Rivers in One Day in North Carolina

In 2018, my friend Joe Albea, the producer of Carolina Outdoor Journal, had an unusual and ambitious idea and asked me to tag along on a great adventure.  Joe likes to fish for 2 species:  shad and speckled trout.  He … Continue reading

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Fishing Report

During this whole Coronavirus crisis, I’ve still been fishing as much as possible, limiting my contact to family and clients on the boat.  I don’t see that as irresponsible or illegal.  We are just trying to keep working through all … Continue reading

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Open Dates for Shad or Striper Fishing

I can’t think of a better way to mitigate some cabin fever from this Coronavirus situation than to enjoy some fresh air in the great outdoors.  We’ve been having some amazing fishing lately between the pre-spawn striper bite in the … Continue reading

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This Week’s Striper Report

Striper fishing over the past week or so has been excellent for the most part.  Since the river came up really high during the 35k cfs (cubic feet per second) release a few weeks ago, the fishing in the river … Continue reading

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Tar River Shad Fishing

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An In-Depth Look at the lower Roanoke Striper Fishery

North Carolina has several excellent winter fisheries; however, the lower Roanoke River striper fishery is arguably the best in the state for several reasons. Perhaps the most obvious reason is that on any given day, anglers have the opportunity for … Continue reading

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Upcoming Openings for Striper or Shad

Shad season is here.  The rivers have been at flood stage and are receding fast.  Once they come down to fishable levels, the shad will be here in full force.   The shad bite will be great from late Feb … Continue reading

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