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Hello there, let me preface this by saying I have searched the forums for an answer first with little luck. Here is my situatuion, I have been sir fishing for a few years all up and down onslow/topsail. The wife and I are looking into buying a boat so to see if we like it I am renting a 16' skiff from mccs on New River. Planning to put the boat in from the air station marina but can drive it elsewhere if recommended. We don't want any secret spots just looking for a general idea of where to go for Spanish, flounder. Or heck any fish we can eat. Baiting tips would be great. I normally jig and cast net for mullet. Thanks in advance for any answers (or referrals)

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Welcome to the site. Don't believe any negative remarks about New River being poor fishing, lots of great areas to explore and opportunities for some great fishing. I'm not an expert by any means but have a fun and safe time out on the water. When fishing the New River, I normally fish in the Courthouse Bay area.

Target the small creek mouths and keep your eyes open for the schools of baitfish. I typically fish Gulp plastics, Redfish Magic, MR17s, popping corks or live line baitfish caught in the cast net. Just have fun and try different things. if the fish are there, you will find them.

If your new to boating and or saltwater fishing. Consider investing the time and money to go out with a local fishing guide. The knowledge these individuals can share with you are more than worth it.

A few other recommendations: 1st - Buy a Sealake map for New River (great for rough depth readings and some fishing zones). It is plastic coated so you can take it out with you without ruining it; 2nd - Check out the following site: http://nc.usharbors.com/explore/harbor-guide/new-river-inlet It will give you a great understanding of the waters. Just take your time until you become more familiar with the local water; 3rd - Keep and eye on the weather. This time of year, weather can build quickly. Head for shore early ;4th - Read the posts and reports within this website, you will develop an idea who to listen too. There are some true masters on here.

If you have any direct questions, drop me a message and I'll help as much as possible. Be safe and have fun.

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Spanish you will need to hit the ocean. Best bet is to hit up some shoals that run out i to the river for red drum, flounder and speckl e d trout. Thdy all will h i t grubs, gulp and finger mullet. Follow the channel markers in the river to stay in the channel.

Put in at Courthouse Bay and run out to the 172 bridge at the b a ck gate. At times they all can be caught in that area.

All else, be safe an have fun.
 
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