“I just hooked a nice red drum a few minutes ago,” comments captain Gary Dubiel, Spec Fever Guide Service
in Oriental, N.C., over the phone on Friday afternoon.
The fall season in the South offers a lot: foliage, festivals and fishing.
Yes, fishing; and there’s nothing quite like fall fishing
, especially along North Carolina’s coast, as Dubiel points out.
“It’s a wonderful and comfortable time to be out on the water.”
And plentiful as well, whether you’re casting a line in-shore, near-shore or off-shore.
During October and November, North Carolina’s coastal rivers, estuaries and sounds are filled with stripers, red drum, spotted sea trout, king mackerel and more.
“The water temperature is cooler and the fish are more active, making it easy to catch them.”
If you want to test out fall fishing for yourself, Dubiel offers
both half-day and full-day runs, depending on your interest. He takes out about one to three anglers at a time, and can either catch and release or take home the legal catch limit. Everything is supplied, so you just need to show up with appropriate clothing.
photo credit: End of September 2010 monster drum, courtesy of captain Gary Dubiel/Spec Fever Guide Service