Weldon, North Carolina
The Roanoke River in Weldon, North Carolina is considered the Rockfish Capital of the World. Hundreds of thousands of Striped Bass (called Rockfish here in Eastern North Carolina) return to the fall line of the Roanoke River to spawn in late April and early May. This is some of the best Striped Bass fishing you can find anywhere in the world.
We target these fish with ONLY fly and light tackle- we do not fish bait at any time during our trips. These fish range from 18"-26" on average with a chance at a 30"+ fish. Topwater bites can be found many evenings and mornings and provide some truly spectacular fishing. We fish the river out of 16'-20' boats set up specifically for river fishing. Group trips available.
April 10st - May 10th
Exact meeting location will be provided after booking.
Rocky Mount, North Carolina • 6-9 years of experience
I am an Eastern North Carolina fishing guide specializing in fly and light tackle fishing on the region’s coastal river systems. I have spent my entire career in the fishing industry with the goal of sharing my passion for these incredible freshwater resources. The Tar and Roanoke Rivers provide us with hundreds of miles of scenic and productive fishing grounds for a variety of resident and migratory species. Winter and Spring runs of Striped Bass draw anglers from all over the world to experience one of the most prolific spawning migrations in the world. The American and Hickory Shad migrations on these rivers also provide a very unique angling experience for fly and light tackle anglers in the spring. Our resident warm-water fishery is an often overlooked resource that gives anglers an opportunity to target trophy Largemouth Bass and other warm-water species throughout the year.
I strive to provide my clients with a safe, fun, and educational experience on the water. I pride myself on not only helping my clients catch fish, but helping them understand why they are catching fish. I want all my clients to leave a trip with a more complete understanding of fishing.
Come experience wild & scenic fishing on North Carolina’s coastal river systems.