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Old 07-20-2016, 08:09 PM
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Any one got any information regarding the ability to catch spanish in the Sound? My nephew is itching to go fishing and I am considering running the sound for some spanish if there are any to be targeted...

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Old 07-21-2016, 04:47 AM
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I seen them jumping in the Neuse River just up river from Oriental. But I've never targeted them on the river or the sound.
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What area are you in? Sound side on the inner banks (Oriental, Lowland) it needs to be a dry year when the salinity is high. I haven't seen any this year in that area, the water is muddy.
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Best time for them in the sound is early spring, late April and Sept-Oct. We used to catch them all summer long up in the Pamlico River to Bath, but haven't caught many past few years.
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Yeah we can catch them at the end of april early may out of broad creek (oriental/ paradise shores).
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I appreciate your input guys! I was hoping to get my nephew on a few Spanish... Being we are limited with time, what options do we have for the sound? Any Tarpon inshore this time of year? Flounder? I would really like to get him on some action this weekend....
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The tarpon should be out there. Don't ask me how to catch them.
Red drum are probably your best bet.
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Plenty of flounder out there, use mud minnows on carolina rig
Old 07-25-2016, 06:44 AM
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Net boats out of Hatteras have started catching them behind the reef in the sound at night. I'd imagine they are there during the day as well.
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Trolled spoons for them Sunday around Indian island. I have heard of some being caught recently around there, but we didn't find any. Flounder are plentiful, lots of shorts obviously.
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We ended up trolling from Indian Island to Pamlico Point with two spoons and one cigar minnow on a pirate plug, no luck... By the time we reached Pamlico Point my nephew was ready to go back in as the wind did pick up a bit. First time for him in open water and he is 10, so we pulled them in and headed back....He did enjoy the water and smiled when as we cruised the Pamlico at 44mph... He immediately told his mother how cool it was, so all in all still a great day to share with my nephew... Maybe next year when he comes back we can hit the beach and fill the box for him...
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still too early for them in the river.. wait until late september
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I have definitely caught spanish between indian island and the mouth of the pungo in the middle of summer but it's been a few years.

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