Fly Fishing for False Albacore – Cape Lookout, NC

I’ve read about and dreamed about fishing Cape Lookout for about as long as I’ve been fly fishing.  After many years of virtual spectating, I booked a trip with Captain Sarah Gardner.  Sarah is fly fishing royalty.  She and her husband, Brian Horsley, have been in the fly fishing game for a long time, and…

Winter Fly Fishing on the Neuse River

With a coworker and a new fishing bud, I headed down to New Bern, NC with visions of speckled seatrout, striped bass, red drum, chain pickerel, and largemouth in my head.  All things considered, we did alright. We left DC at 7PM on a Friday, and arrived at our AirBNB by 2AM.  Along the way,…

Fishing Report: Neuse River, North Carolina Creek

On a mini-vacation, and enjoying a great Airbnb down here in Arapohoe, NC.  The place has kayaks and creek access, so I spent a couple hours together fishing and catching.  With the warm, sunny conditions, the fish were active, and I landed a half dozen largemouth bass and pickerel.  Yellow clouser minnows on a floating…