13901FISHING REPORT: Tight lines and full bellies!  From casting a line from your kayak to heading offshore to chase the trophies, you’ll find world class fishing year-round in the waters that surround Arlington Place.  So who’s hooked up, what’s biting when and where is that honey-hole?!!

SPRING  With the water warming up, striper and shad get moving in the river and trout and red drum come out of the creeks.  Blues, Spanish mackerel, sea mullet and cobia ease into the inlets.  Offshore, you can catch mahi and wahoo as well as yellowfin and bigeye tuna.  We had so much tuna last week, I felt like Bubba Gump…..tuna sashimi, sesame seared tuna, tuna poke, grilled tuna, tuna salad, tuna tacos and I even (unsuccessfully) attempted to roll sushi!

SUMMER  Cast in the Neuse for flounder, red & black drum and the occasional speckled trout.  Break out the nets, steam pots and Old Bay for fresh blue crabs and shrimp!  The wahoo, tuna and mahi are still offshore with tarpon in the sounds.  

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FALL  The local angler’s favorite season!  Trout are still active in the creeks and on the river shoreline.  Flounder, striper and huge old drum are in the rivers.  Or head to the ocean for tuna, wahoo and white & blue marlin.  


IMG_0588WINTER  It’s oyster time!  Also, you can still find trout and striper in the creeks, but they’re a bit more elusive this time of year.  Brave the chill offshore and get rewarded with big Bluefin and blackfin tuna.  And wait for it….the “AP-dog” is making it’s culinary debut.  Now what sounds better than a hot dog topped with oysters, collards and hot sauce all washed down with an ice cold Coors Light?  At Freddie’s house, the answer to that question is “absolutely nothing”!  We’ll see how many brave souls try that one at the Oyster Roast next year 🙂

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