The Striper fishing is still holding up great, but the weather has been a factor this year. It started out with a mild winter, but lately it's been the wind. Hard north winds have made fishing difficult, if not impossible some days, at least in a center console boat. The 50-70ft. offshore boats don't have a problem, but then they cost twice as much to run & charter. Every size boat has there niche on the water. I feel the fishing will stay good maybe until mid-March. Drop me a line if you want to go hook up on a big Striper.

Tight lines, Capt. Ray

Fish Species: Striped Bass
Bait Used: Hard & Soft baits
Tackle Used: Pfluger rods & reel
Method Used: Trolling & jigging.
Water Depth: 30-50
Water Temperature: 46
Wind Direction: NE
Wind Speed: 10-15
Another Striper for dinner.
Another Striper for dinner.

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About The Author: Captain Raymond Pugh

Company: Fin-Nagle Fishing Charters

Area Reporting: Outerbanks North Carolina

Bio: Capt. Ray was born in Currituck, just a stone throw from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Growing up, he fished the area with his father and grandfather who were both hunting and fishing guides. His father even took the governor of North Carolina fishing and has a plaque proclaiming him a Tarheel. Fishing both fresh and saltwater, Ray has acquired a special knowledge and a few tricks that helps him to excel at his craft.

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