Catching Roanoke River stripers in the cold

Snowy weather doesn’t stop the stripers from biting

It’s been a cold winter by most accounts throughout the Carolinas. But anglers with the itch to fish have been doing just fine for numerous species. That includes striper anglers on the Roanoke River, even during flooded conditions.

Over the next 10 days or so, the forecast calls for snow over parts of the Roanoke. That doesn’t mean anglers will be sitting at home. Chris Douglas with Carolina ALL OUT joins Capt. Scooter Lilley show us what it’s like to catch stripers on the Roanoke during a snowstorm.

You’ll want to bundle up just to watch this video. And keep those handwarmers and snow pants ready, because you don’t want to miss the winter bite for these fish.

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Brian Cope is the editor of He has won numerous awards for his writing, photography, and videography. He is a retired Air Force combat communications technician, and has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of South Carolina. You can reach him at

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