May 9th Roanoke River Striper Fishing Report in Weldon

My buddy Phil Burris and his 4 year old son Hutton had an excellent morning of striper fishing.  We were pushed off the river by some inclement weather but managed to get plenty of good fishing in by lunchtime.  Hutton must have caught 35 fish on his own using live bait and Phil got his introduction to striper fishing on the fly with his 8 weight.  Due to the abundance of 2 year old fish late this season (10-14 inchers mostly), we scaled it down a notch to the 6 weight and some 250 grain Teeny TS series sinking line.  Teeny line is the smoothest line I’ve ever used, by the way.  www.jimteeny.com.  The smaller stripers were sporty on the 6 weight.  We all had a great time experiencing the beauty of the Roanoke River in the spring.

 

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