Thursday, 29 January 2015 16:05

January on the Albemarle

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January on the Albermarle is a great time to get rid of cabin fever. It will require good cold weather gear. The temps in the day time are hopefully reaching upper 40's and lows in 20's and 30's at night can make for chilly day but with the fish biting you'll never notice. 

The stripers have already come in for the winter and staging in our tributaries to make the long run up river months away to there spawning grounds. These fish are easy to target with 100's of them sitting in the deeper creeks and river bends. My clients find much success with fishing weighted flukes and swimbaits casting the lure towards the schools of fish that are sitting in 15 to 20 ft depths. The lures are fished directly on the bottom and in some cases a slow retreive. When a school is fired up its easy to catch high numbers of fish.  

If the water temps haven't reached rock bottom there will be a speckled trout bite on the Pamlico and Neuse sounds. These fish are also congregated in the backs of deeper creeks where the stay for the winter. I also use mirror lures and soft plastic to target these cold weathered fish. This time of the year just slow down and fish an area thoroughly. January is cold and bitter, but can yeild some of the best fishing of the year. 

CWW Inshore Charters hopes to see you on the water and have a safe and successful fishing trip. Contact info. 2527999536. 
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