RIVER STRIPERS 

THE “LOWER ROANOKE RIVER EXPERIENCE”

Tar-Pam Guide Service offers winter fishing charters on the lower Roanoke River and lower Tar River from November through June.

Fishing in the late fall and winter can be a fun and rewarding way to rid yourself of cabin fever and North Carolina’s mild temperatures create just the place for excellent winter fishing. During the winter months, vast stocks of striped bass congregate in the shallow waters of the western sound and the deeper river channels of the lower Roanoke and lower Tar Rivers.  These stripers are many of same fish that travel to Weldon to spawn in April and May. These bottomland hardwood forests are some of the most beautiful, natural, and remote areas of our state and are home to some of the most amazing striped bass fishing anywhere.  100+ fish days are not uncommon. Why wait until the spring when you can catch these fish before they get there!  Get a jump start on some incredible fishing and arguably North Carolina’s best winter fishery.

Most of our winter trips are 3/4 day trips from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, although we are flexible and can do a full day trip as well.  We fish during the warmest and most comfortable part of the day and also when the fish are most actively feeding.

THE “UPPER ROANOKE RIVER EXPERIENCE”

Tar-Pam Guide Service offers fishing charters on the Roanoke River out of Weldon, NC from April through May.

After fishing for winter stripers near the mouth in the Roanoke in Plymouth, NC, we follow the annual migration of stripers up the river to their spawning grounds in Weldon.  Weldon, NC on the Roanoke River is known for world class striper fishing.  This fishery has so much to offer, from live bait to subsurface and topwater artificials on conventional tackle to subsurface and topwater fly fishing, you can do a little of everything. 

The spring spawning run of stripers on the Roanoke River is one of the best, if not the best, light tackle striper fisheries on the Eastern Seaboard.  It’s also an excellent place to hone your skills with a fly rod throwing topwater poppers or heavy sinking line in fast river current. 

Our striper trips in Weldon typically run from mid-April through mid-May.  We offer a 5 Hour Long 1/2 day trip  in the morning at 6:30 a.m. and one in the afternoon at 2 p.m.  We don’t offer a longer trip simply because you don’t need one.  You’ll catch plenty of fish in 5 hours.  This is not a per person rate.  (Max 3 anglers)