Knee Deep Custom Charters
Minnesott Beach, NC

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fishing report photo of Trout, Speckled Sea photo taken on 2/12/2015 11:30:00 AM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 02/12/2015 11:30 AM

Story Date: 02/12/2015 16:33 PM

Location: Oriental NC

Species: Trout, Speckled Sea

Fishing Report:
I've really been struggling down here in Oriental recently. Today I finally managed to catch a fish, yes a single solitary fish which is a big improvement over my last several attempts. It's been cold and the trick is to find the hole the where specs are stacked up.

I caught this guy on the sinking Rapala shad rap which has been discontinued. To make a bad day of fishing into a horrible day of fishing, I managed donated my rig with the Rapala shad and one of my favorite reels (Daiwa Procyon) to Mother Nature. The wind was really blowing and I overshot my rod holder while trying to drop my anchor.

The only upside is that when I called Captain Dave @kneedeep about getting another rig, he told me that Rapala has a limited edition run of the sinking shad rap lure in the original balsa. Put me down for 10, I love that lure!

fishing report photo of Bass, Striped photo taken on 2/17/2014 2:16:00 PM contributed by Jimmy

Catch Date: 02/17/2014 14:16 PM

Story Date: 02/22/2014 10:40 AM

Location: Aurora NC

Species: Bass, Striped

Fishing Report:
I was able to get away for a short fishing trip to "Down East" North Carolina hoping to catch some winter speckled trout. After I arrived I stopped by Pamlico Tackle to get some tips from Captain Dave Stewart @kneedeep. He gave me the bad news that the Spec season has been closed due to a recent fish kill from the cold. He suggested that I may be able to get into some Stripers around Aurora NC.

As usual, he was correct. Here is a nice 21 inch Striper caught from under the 33 bridge in Aurora. He was caught 15 feet from shore with a suspending twitch bait.