Gary Dubiel

The cool fall weather has settle into the centeral coast of NC. The Neuse River has been producing nice catching of speckled trout in the creeks and the river. Redfish are still abundent as well as flounder along the same shorelines as the specks. Stripers have been patrolling structure along the river shallows closer to New Bern and busting top water baits in the AM and PM. Look for the great action to continue into the first of the year.

Fish Species: seatrout, redfish, stripers, flouder
Bait Used: DOA Cal soft plastics, Gulp baits, hard baits and top water
Tackle Used: 6 and 8 pound spinning
Method Used: jigging, casting, popping corks
Water Depth: 3 feet
Water Temperature: 68
Wind Direction: NE
Wind Speed: 10-15
A 5 pound speck landed on the Neuse River
A 5 pound speck landed on the Neuse River

a fine Neuse striper taken on top water
a fine Neuse striper taken on top water

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Gary Dubiel

About The Author: Captain Gary Dubiel

Company: Spec Fever Guide Service

Area Reporting: Neuse River, Pamlico Sound

Bio: Captain Gary Dubiel is an USCG license and IGFA certified captain. He is currently the South Atlantic Regional editor for Shallow Water Anlger magazine and is an IGFA fly rod world record holder. He operates a flats boat and a 23 ft center console and fishes the Lower Neuse River, Pamlico Sound, Cape Lookout, the Roanoke River, and the Outer Banks for a wide variety of saltwater game fish including redfish, seatrout, striped bass, tarpon, false albacore and flounder.

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