Tommy, of Southport Angler Outfitters, reports that anglers are catching some speckled trout in the creeks and rivers on live shrimp and MR17 MirrOlures. The trout bite should continue on into the winter.
A few black drum are mixed in with the trout.
Red drum have begun to form their wintertime schools and are feeding on the flats, in the creeks, and around grass islands on the nice sunny days. Anglers can hook up with the reds while casting weedless-rigged Gulp baits, and they may be able to coax the fish to bite topwater plugs on especially nice days.
Allen, of Breadman Ventures, reports that there’s been an excellent speckled trout bite going on in the New River and the bays and creeks nearby. The specks are pouncing on MR17 MirrOlures and TTF soft plastic baits rigged on light jigheads. Puppy drum and flounder (with some 20-26” fish in the mix) are feeding in the same areas and also biting the MirrOlures and soft baits.
Capts. Butch and Chris Foster, of yeah Right Charters out of Southport, with a stringer of speckled trout they landed near Oak Island while casting Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnows and MR17 MirrOlures.
This 3 lb. Neuse River speckled trout fell for an custom orange MR17 MirrOlure made specially for Capt. Dave Stewart of Minnesott Beach Bait and Tackle.