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Fishing is just a great way to relax
while visiting New Bern.
The picture above shows my brother
with a 58 pound striper caught near Fairfield Harbour in the fall of 2007.
Fairfield Harbour is located about 4 miles south of New Bern by water. Good one
Not to outdone by his father my nephew landed this Red Drum a few
miles past Oriental. They both studied under me for several years
learning advanced river fishing skills.
The picture on the left shows me, in the center, with some nice Speckled
Trout caught about 5 miles up the Neuse River from New Bern, NC.
That night we hit the jackpot, catching 6 coolers full of Speckled
and Grey Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Spot, and Croaker. These are all
considered salt water fish, but when the Neuse River gets brackish
salt water fish will come up as far as New Bern. You never know what you will
catch in the Neuse River.
Ladies, It doesn't take
much to make a man happy
My next door neighbor caught this
beauty of a Drum about 15 miles down river from New Bern between
Oriental and Minnesott. The river gets
quite brackish as it approaches near the Pamlico Sound so some large
species of salt
water fish are caught here.
He caught the huge flounder shown
on the left,
on the Outer Banks in August, 2010. This is the biggest flounder I
have ever seen.
Attack of the Giant Crabs
This was just one of many monster crabs we caught in
my back yard in the Trent River on July 30, 2011. The Trent,
mostly fresh to brackish water, has been full of crabs this year.
blurry picture shows me with a nice flounder, again caught in the
Neuse River near Fairfield Harbour. Flounder can be caught
in the Neuse River for most of the year. This picture was
taken in 1987.
East Carolina Saltwater Fishing Club
If you enjoy fishing you should join the East
Carolina Saltwater Fishing Club. The organization meets at 7 p.m. on
the first Tuesday of each month at the Famous Subs and Pizza,
located at 2210 Neuse Blvd., in New Bern.
Membership is $30 per year and boat ownership is
not required, as the club needs crew members also. At each meeting
the members bring in speakers to bring them up to date on the latest
fishing methods and equipment.
The club organizes nine tournaments each year,
including both offshore and inshore fishing for Stripers, Cobia,
King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Dolphin, and other species. For
more information call Paul Melson at 252-634-9602.
Captains Log-Fall 2009
Fished the "Black Pearl" this morning
in Hancock Creek, in off and on rain. 3 anglers including myself.
Caught at least 20 trout, 2 flounder and 1 Red Drum. No big trout,
but all nice. The Flounds were too small. The Drum, well just look
at the attachments. Drum hit a Spook Jr first thing in the morn.
Only drum bite.
29" appox 10 lbs. Awesome fight! Fishing light tackle. He had me
down to my backing in no time. Thought I would loose him, but he
finally turned and headed for the boat. Not an everyday fish.
After boating him we all stood around looking at him. Reminded me
of a fishing joke. Remind me to tell it to you sometime.
Hope your day has been as good as mine.
Capt Harry-King of the Neuse River
Coastal Carolina Fishing
For a calendar of Coastal fishing tournaments click the link below
Northwest Creek winds through
the community of Fairfield Harbour and empties into the Neuse River. On
Saturday, June the 28th, 2008, my wife and I were heading into the creek
about 40 minutes before sunset when I spotted a dorsal fin
about 100 yards ahead of us. Speeding up a little to
investigate we discovered a pod of 7 dolphins. What an
incredible sight to see these large mammals trolling up a small creek.
We followed them for 1/4 mile or so until they turned around and
headed back out into the Neuse River. Dolphins are common in
the Neuse River and are often sighted in the Trent River as well when the
water gets brackish.
We went out on the Neuse August 22, 2010 and did some night
fishing by the railroad trestle in downtown New Bern. Not
much to show for our efforts except this good size catfish,
caught by Keith Mitchell.
The Catfish shown in the picture above were
caught in the Neuse River by native New Bernian Clint
Walker in the summer of 2011. The fish on the right was a 60 pounder. Clint tells
me there are 100 lb Catfish in the area he caught these.
The Ultimate Fisherman
Shown above is hands down the best fisherman in New Bern.
This picture was taken just a few hundred yards from our house
on the Trent River. With fish comprising 99% of an Osprey's diet,
they have evolved into natures most efficient fishermen.
Today Osprey are found nesting on just about every
buoy in the Trent River. In the 1950's and 60's Osprey were rarely
seen in New Bern but are quite common today. The ban of DDT is
usually credited for the rise in numbers of these incredible birds
Soaring 30 to 130 feet above the water the
Osprey will hover over the water watching with it's keen eyes. When it spots a fish
it will dive feet first to depths of up to 3 feet. Hooking it's prey
with powerful talons it will slowly climb back into the air and
bring its fresh catch back to the nest to share with family.