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  • NORTH CAROLINA SALTWATER FISHING REPORTS: North Carolina Offshore and Inshore Fishing - Updated February 20, 2013

    Photo of Speckled trout from north carolina fishing report updated february 20, 2013As can be expected this time of year, it’s been very quiet on the North Carolina fishing scene.

    The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries reports that striped bass will prowl the Roanoke, Croatan and northern Pamlico sounds in the wintertime, and they are usually found on and around structure such as bridges. Wintertime anglers willing to be on the water very early, before sunrise, can target speckled trout and a few red drum around the barrier islands and Green Island Slough in Oregon Inlet. While the beach is often deserted this time of year, there may be a few red drum and striped bass in the surf. An occasional bluefish blitz is also a possibility. On the beaches from Rodanthe and south, surf fishermen can target speckled trout with a reasonable expectation of success. When conditions allow anglers to fish the offshore grounds, good numbers of yellowfin tuna, king mackerel, and a few wahoo and dolphin can be caught. Bluefin tuna are always a top target of wintertime fishermen in North Carolina. These fish can get huge and are often available in strong numbers. There were reports of a massive 72-inch bluefin caught recently out of Oregon Inlet. Striped bass and red drum are also available for boating anglers.

    At the end of next week we’ll turn our calendars to March. Fishing is only going to get better from here on out. We look forward to reporting more action and more catches in greater detail in the coming weeks.

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