Fishing Reports

Drum Fishing In The Neuse

Captain Chris Kimrey - Monday, September 25, 2017

It's officially fall! We're excited for fall fishing and all of the fun catches that are to come this season. This past week has been full of fun trips to the Neuse River catching drum. From slots to old drum, we've been catching them all! Typically, the large, old drum bite is on when the sun goes down. Luckily, this year we've been able to find the old drum in the afternoon and into dusk. Not only is old drum fishing a ton of fun - if you've ever reeled in one of the big ones, you know! - but you also get to take in a beautiful sunset from one of the best spots in eastern North Carolina. There's nothing like watching the sun go down over the water on the Neuse River!

We've been using popping corks and lighter tackle to catch drum and it's been a load of fun. Popping corks draw attention of the drum with a clacking or clicking sound that mimics shrimp, crabs or baitfish. When the cork is jerked by the rod, the bait jumps of the bottom, just like fleeing bait. Popping corks are great to use at night or where the water can get a bit rough and cloudy, like in the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound.

Although we won't many more weeks of great drum fishing, Mount Maker Charters has several available spots open for a drum fishing trip in the Neuse River that you and your buddies will never forget. To inquire about our available dates for drum fishing, give Capt. Chris a call at (252) 342-0464. We are also booking fall fishing trips for anything from from spanish mackerel to false albacore, trout to grouper, flounder and so much more. Call to book your trip today!