Fishing is much different down here. I am originally from Baltimore and fished the Chesapeake Bay. The Albemarle sound is brackish. You will not get the big lunkers here. Fish have to be at least 18". A good fish is 22". The biggest I've caught is 26". Most anglers flatline troll with a Yozuri Deep Diver crystal minnow lure. Fish tend to be around structures like bridge pilings. They also lay in holes especially in the rivers. Some anglers cast plugs, spoons and jigs. Striper fishing is a winter sport with the season running from October 1st to April 30th. The hot week is between Christmas and New Years. Overall, the degree of difficulty is high. When you are new down here the locals will not share fishing spots with you. You really have to earn it. The bait and tackle shops are also mum about locations. A good method is to hire a guide and not tell him you are moving in. When I first moved here, we had a lot of schooling menhaden with seagulls diving; so I just used my binoculars to locate birds. That has changed over the decade. Overall, this is a beautiful place, but the fishing is a lot harder than what you are used to.
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