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Old 09-06-2017, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default Fall Speckled Trout bite

Looking for some advice on the fall bite in the Pamlico river. I just moved to Greenville with a 16 foot skiff and am ready to go. I just don't know where to go or what to catch them on. I have caught them before on the creeks of the Chesapeake on mirror lures and grubs in just a few feet of water. Is it pretty much the same game around Bath Creek? What other fish are worth targeting from Little Washington East? Any help is much appreciated.
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Iv got a friend that lives up there and he says chicken on a chain on jig heads!
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:25 PM   #3
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It's about the same. Soft plastics now and Mirrolures later in the fall. You may want to try some Zman plastics. (And their trouteye jig heads) Croakers and pinfish stick around a little longer down here and the elaztech plastic holds up better than most.
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Caught them on Mirrolures over the weekend, down around Southport though!
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It's about the same. Soft plastics now and Mirrolures later in the fall. You may want to try some Zman plastics. (And their trouteye jig heads) Croakers and pinfish stick around a little longer down here and the elaztech plastic holds up better than most.
Zman plastics are my go to for trout and most all inshore species and the trouteye jig heads are the only ones I use. I buy the jig heads in bulk in both 3/16 and 1/4oz.

OP, trout can be caught from Washington all the way out to the sound depending on time of year and salinity levels in the river. They will move into the creeks in the fall/winter.

Just be careful running a 16' skiff out here. The Pamlico River can get nasty real quick when the wind picks up unexpectedly.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the info so far. I will definitely be checking the weather and will keep the runs from the ramp short until I learn the waters.

Where are you targeting them in the fall? Up in the marshes in the shallows under 10 feet or bouncing off the bottom in deeper water.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:34 PM   #7
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Mostly points and creek mouths for me. Cast to the bank and work it out. I am rarely fishing water deeper than 10 ft. Moving water is your best friend.
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Gonna be a stellar yr due to no freezes last year. Records.
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Leaving from Greenville and running a 16' skiff I would put in at the Smiths creek access almost in Hoebucken. Lots of area to fish down there without getting into any really big water. For me the key to trout in the fall is deeper water, 6' and deeper and in areas where you see that depth relatively close to shore, a little current is even better.
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Zman plastics are my go to for trout and most all inshore species and the trouteye jig heads are the only ones I use. I buy the jig heads in bulk in both 3/16 and 1/4oz.

OP, trout can be caught from Washington all the way out to the sound depending on time of year and salinity levels in the river. They will move into the creeks in the fall/winter.

Just be careful running a 16' skiff out here. The Pamlico River can get nasty real quick when the wind picks up unexpectedly.
Do you get bulk prices or buy lots of the small packs. I order straight from the Z-Man but no options to buy in bulk.
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Do you get bulk prices or buy lots of the small packs. I order straight from the Z-Man but no options to buy in bulk.
You can order in bulk from link pasted below. Cheaper to order over 50 to get them for $1 a piece and that also qualifies for free shipping.

http://eyestrikefishing.com/wordpres...egory=19948012
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You can order in bulk from link pasted below. Cheaper to order over 50 to get them for $1 a piece and that also qualifies for free shipping.

http://eyestrikefishing.com/wordpres...egory=19948012
Just received an order of the new finesse size. Great for 3" and 2.5 " baits.
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKB_132Qx3JdXnwoKmBkhw

My buddy and I fish the Pamlico a lot. Here is a link to our YouTube that we recently started. The video we posted today is actually a trout video from the area others have mentioned. We like early morning top water, soft plastics like other have mentioned, popping cork, and well now that I think of it, anything in our tackle box that they will chew on.

Tight lines.
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You can order in bulk from link pasted below. Cheaper to order over 50 to get them for $1 a piece and that also qualifies for free shipping.

http://eyestrikefishing.com/wordpres...egory=19948012
Received my big order today. Thanks for the information.
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKB_132Qx3JdXnwoKmBkhw

My buddy and I fish the Pamlico a lot. Here is a link to our YouTube that we recently started. The video we posted today is actually a trout video from the area others have mentioned. We like early morning top water, soft plastics like other have mentioned, popping cork, and well now that I think of it, anything in our tackle box that they will chew on.

Tight lines.
Water that I have not fished in a couple of years, going back to my roots this fall. If you see a Triumph CC with an old azzed black dude on it give me a yell! Good protected water can also be found up Pungo Creek, fish the points with soft plastics and you can’t go wrong.
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You have to match the hatch.
Lot's of small silver side where I'm fishing, monster Lizardfish, Pesky Blues & annoying Black Sea Bass with an occasional Trout thrown in. Did manage a 17" Flounder.

Go with Z-Mans on 1/8 oz. jig head, stick with Opening Night & white colors.
No love on hard plastics lures like MirrOlures, Xraps or topwaters yesterday.

Hope this helps ......... ICM
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You have to match the hatch.
Lot's of small silver side where I'm fishing, monster Lizardfish, Pesky Blues & annoying Black Sea Bass with an occasional Trout thrown in. Did manage a 17" Flounder.

Go with Z-Mans on 1/8 oz. jig head, stick with Opening Night & white colors.
No love on hard plastics lures like MirrOlures, Xraps or topwaters yesterday.

Hope this helps ......... ICM
What LBS Leader and rod-reel you use for Trout ICM?
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcKB_132Qx3JdXnwoKmBkhw

My buddy and I fish the Pamlico a lot. Here is a link to our YouTube that we recently started. The video we posted today is actually a trout video from the area others have mentioned. We like early morning top water, soft plastics like other have mentioned, popping cork, and well now that I think of it, anything in our tackle box that they will chew on.

Tight lines.
Enjoyed the video.Thanks!
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What LBS Leader and rod-reel you use for Trout ICM?

Shimano Teramar 6'6" extra fast, medium with Penn Battle 2000, spooled with 10# Spider Wire braid, anywhere from 20 to 10# fluorocarbon leader...... ICM
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