Baldhead Island fishing report

Baldhead Island

Clear water is the key to catching Baldhead Island drum

Redfish in a variety of sizes are biting in many of North Carolina’s backwaters. Gaylynn Perry, Jordan Reid, and Sean Perry, all of Statesville, took a fishing trip to Baldhead Island earlier this week and caught plenty of redfish. They also caught some small flounder for an interesting mix.

Gaylynn Perry shows off a nice Baldhead Island redfish.

“The key was to find clear water and fish about 20 feet from the bank near small creek openings into the larger canal,” said Sean Perry.

None of the flounder were big enough to keep, but Perry said it was nice to have them mixed in with the drum. The redfish they caught were a range of all sizes.

Jordan Reid caught her share of redfish, and added some small flounder to the mix.

“A bunch of smaller flounder were mixed in, but nothing of any size. Most of the drum were within the slot. And we also caught some both over and under the slot. The largest was 26 1/2 inches and took a mud minnow on a Carolina rig.

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