Pamlico Sound bull redfish with Carolina All Out


Catch the biggest bull redfish in the world on the Pamlico Sound

Some of the largest old drum in the world live in the Pamlico Sound, the second biggest lagoon in the Unites States. And one of the most fun ways to catch these fish is using artificial lures under popping corks.

Capt. Scooter Lilley with CWW Charters and Chris Douglas of Carolina All Out show us the ropes. It’s all about finding the bait schools and putting your lures right in the middle of them. The loud, popping action of the corks alerts the old drum, which find your lure when the take a closer look. And then, all you can do is hang on for the ride, reeling in as the fish slows and turns toward you.

Anglers come from all over the globe every year to catch these bull redfish. It’s one of the few places on earth you’ll find them of this size in such large numbers. And it’s right here in North Carolina.

–Want to catch bull redfish down in South Carolina? You’ll find them at the Georgetown jetties.



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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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