If you would like to experience the beauty and serenity of a western North Carolina float fishing trip in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, then look no further than our very own Tar River. You can do it all within an hour’s drive from the triangle. There is something special about drifting down a flowing river while casting a fly rod or spinning rod to your targeted species. The Tar River is a very overlooked fishery in North Carolina and is very scenic with little or no development. Its white sandbars, clear water, and high banks covered with towering oaks, hickories, cypresses, and others mature trees will give you an awesome setting for a day of fishing. Most of our drift fishing trips on the Tar are between Rocky Mount and Greenville.
The Tar River is a unique asset to our area because it offers not only our anadromous species in the late winter and spring such as hickory shad, American shad, and striped bass, but also a wide variety of warmwater freshwater species such as largemouth bass, Roanoke bass, redear sunfish, redbreast sunfish, crappie (speckled perch), white perch, yellow perch, warmouth, chain pickerel, and more. In the summer when the water is clear and warm, this fishery can be a fly rodder’s dream come true with plenty of good topwater “buggin”. Light and ultralight conventional spinning tackle is also a whole lot of fun. You might have the opportunity to catch over 5 different species in one outing.
We fish the river out of a 19′ flatbottom skiff, which gives us plenty of room and the flexibity to run to the best stretches of river. We typically run to where we start fishing and drift chosen reaches of the river, stopping along the way to fish strategic spots.
One of the highlights of the day is our shore lunch. We stop and set up lunch camp along the bank of the river. You will be served a sit down lunch consisting of Mattamuskeet crab cakes or some other local seafood or main entrée (fresh off the skillet), 2 sides, , and drinks consisting of soda, water, or local craft brews.
3/4 Day: $550
Our half day trips are 6-7 hour trips beginning at 8 a.m. Hours may fluctuate slightly depending on the bite and are subject to change depending on seasonal fishing conditions. We strive to put you on the water during the best bite. The rate is $550 for the boat for the day. All tackle and equipment for fishing is provided as well as a shore lunch. Just show up and hop on the boat. This is a total rate for the boat for the day, not a per person rate. (Max 3 anglers)
Full Day: $650
Our Full Day trips are 8-9 hour trips beginning at 8 a.m. These trips give us the flexibility of covering more river miles and are longer floats. Hours may fluctuate slightly depending on fishing conditions. We strive to put you on the water during the best bite. The rate is $650 for the boat for the day. All tackle and equipment for fishing is provided as well as a shore lunch. Just show up and hop on the boat. This is a total rate for the boat for the day, not a per person rate. (Max 3 anglers)