We are in peak season for the old drum spawn in the Neuse River and the Pamlico Sound. Fisherman using poppin’ corks and bottom fishing are cruising the waters of the Neuse from below New Bern to Brant Island Shoal in the Sound. One of your biggest decisions is do you go right or left as you leave the Oriental harbor and enter the Neuse. One thing that is for certain is that Oriental is in the center of the action. Whether you catch a 50” trophy fish or a keeper slot size puppy drum (18”-27”), you should catch something. This boy was not a trophy but he will sure be good blackened.
don’t let the big one get away…
Capt. Bobby Brewer