My 2018 Weldon season is officially in the history books. It was a really good one with fantastic fishing and memories shared with new and old friends. I want to thank everyone who came out this year to experience it. Without ya’ll, I wouldn’t be able to enjoy what I do. I am very gracious for your support. Some of you have been fishing with me in Weldon since 2010. This past week, we barely put a live bait in the water. We caught the majority of our fish on jigs and fly, with hardly anybody there. See pic below of the “crowded” May parking lot.
I ran my first charter of the spring yesterday on the Pamlico, and the striper bite looks promising in the river. We had some good early morning action. It will only get better as more of those fish make it back down the Tar River and spread out for their summer feed in the Pamlico and Pungo. Last year it was epic all summer with the topwater bite. I expect all those fish to be back around and they’ll be even bigger. We should be catching high numbers of 17-23 fish all summer on topwater. If you’ve never experienced topwater striper fishing, this is one of the best fisheries in North Carolina on spinning tackle or fly. We had some big days last year throwing topwater fly poppers and crease flies to fish actively chasing bait on the surface.
I have a number of open dates left over the next few weeks. They are: May 31, June 1, 4-7, 11, 19-20, 27-29. Let’s go fishing!
Here are some pics from the last week in Weldon: