I ventured out of a short scouting mission yesterday afternoon and found a good sign of fish in their typical wintering areas. The jury is still out on the how the hurricane affected the striper fishery and if we will see any decline in the vast numbers we typically find in the winter. Judging from what I found yesterday, I doubt it. Fish right now are scattered all over the Albemarle Sound with fish from Laurel Point, the 32 bridge, just about everywhere I stopped around the 3 Sisters Area, and points in between.
I cancelled my trip today because it’s blowing a gale right now. I’m sure we had at least 40 knot gusts last night and early this morning. Due to the windy conditions, I’m in front of the laptop entering in all the emails from the Raleigh show last weekend. Stay tuned for an email announcing the winner of the half day trip raffle and a PDF of the winter newsletter attached. This winter, we discuss the winter striper fishery on the Lower Roanoke, a recap of the mixed bag fishing we had in the fall, a forecast for the spring season in Weldon, and an announcement of our new flounder gigging trips being offered on the Pamlico River in the summer! Stay tuned for a report from the Roanoke tomorrow!