This spring striper season in Weldon has been one of the best since I started guiding in 2010. Due to little inputs of recent rain, the river has remained stable throughout the later half of April. It’s been running at 6000 cfs (cubic feet per second) for the past couple of weeks. Large schools of stripers are from the Weldon boat ramp all the way down to Scotland Neck and beyond. 100 fish 1/2 day (5 hour) trips have been the norm on live bait, soft plastics, and flies. It’s truly a world class striper fishery and has impressed even seasoned striper fishermen from up north.

We’ll be up there through the middle of May. Our last trip is scheduled for May 13th. If you want to get in on the action before it’s over for this year, then I can get you out on the boat with our trusty Capt. Hurley Raynor. He still has some open slots. If you can’t make it in the next couple of weeks, then we can get you out on the lower Roanoke for the post-spawn fishing later in May and early June and/or on the Pamlico for speckled trout and redfish.

Here are Hurley’s upcoming openings:

May 2, 3, 5(pm), 6(pm), 10(am), 11(pm), 13