Rockfish Harvest

The Roanoke River is considered by many fishermen to be one of the best fishing destinations anywhere, especially for rockfish (striped bass).

Striped bass may be caught and released May 1 through June 30, but keeping them is limited to March 1 through April 30. The best time for striper fishing on the Roanoke River is from mid-March to early June when water temperatures are between 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit.

The lower Roanoke River is considered to be US Hwy 258 bridge near Scotland Neck to Albemarle Sound, and the upper Roanoke River is considered to be US Hwy 258 bridge upstream near Scotland Neck to Roanoke Rapids Lake dam.

The daily creel limit for striped bass is two fish per angler. The minimum length limit for striped bass is 18 inches, and no striped bass between 22 inches and 27 inches in length may be possessed at any time. Only one striped bass larger than 27 inches may be included in the daily creel limit. (Note: Anglers may keep only 10 shad per day, up to 10 Hickory Shad, but only one American Shad.)

Anglers are required to use a single barbless hook or a lure with a single barbless hook when fishing in the upper Roanoke River from April 1 through June 30. Anglers can make hooks barbless by crimping down the barb. Striped bass anglers are encouraged to use small, non-offset circle hooks, preferably ones with the least amount of distance between the hook point and shank.

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Halifax County, NC Fishing Guides

Bucks Unlimited Outdoor Adventures

Freshwater

We offer trips with native-born guides with decades of experience on the Roanoke River in Eastern North Carolina. Only 1.5 hours from Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and Richmond, Virginia. Just off Interstate 95.

Our live-bait fishing fishing trips are great for veterans, beginners, and youngsters.

Phone:

252-308-7523

Charlie’s Striper Guide Service

Freshwater

Charles has been fishing the Roanoke River all his life and says the fish show up in numbers in Weldon.  Enjoy a guided adventure with an expert who knows where the Rockfish hide. 

Phone:

252-532-7634

Roanoke River Waterfowl

Big Game, Waterfowl, Freshwater

Roanoke River Waterfowl is a complete waterfowl guide service.  We have blinds and private leases throughout all of Eastern NC, but we follow the large migrations of birds.  Our specialty is hunting mallards in privately owned flooded timber near the Roanoke River.  We also offer instructional fly fishing trips for the annual Spring Rockfish run in Weldon. Our guides are safe, energetic, and knowledgeable about the area. Be sure to check out our rental cabins now available in Halifax County.

Phone:

252-826-4288

Tim Biesecker

Freshwater

Phone:

252-532-1846

Captain Dean Lamont

Freshwater

The Captain will provide an environment conducive for ladies as well as young anglers. Both experienced and inexperienced anglers are welcome. My goal is for my clients to experience a fishing trip they will always remember by enjoying the beauty of the river and catching lots of fish.

Phone:

919-414-2452

Honey Hole Outfitters

Freshwater, Big Game, Waterfowl

Honey Hole Outfitters, (HHO) has provided quality guided hunting and fishing trips since 1998. HHO operates on private agriculture land in Northeastern North Carolina. The size of the deer we harvest has increased significantly over the past ten years as well as the size of our flocks of turkeys.

Striper fishing trips are offered during the spring on the Roanoke River. The chance to catch monster catfish is good during the striper run, so you never know what you might catch.

Phone:

252-813-3185

Roanoke Tar Guide Service

Big Game, Freshwater

Roanoke Tar Guide Service invites you to explore the great Whitetail Deer and Turkey hunts and Rockfishing opportunities available in Halifax County. Isn't it time for you to take down that trophy deer you've always wanted? Or maybe you're ready to hook the fish of a lifetime and reel it in. Roanoke Tar Guide Service is ready to turn those dreams into reality.

Phone:

252-532-9885

Tri-Lakes Guide Service

Freshwater

Capt. Don Enderle

Phone:

252-451-0770

Captain Ponytail Guide Service

Freshwater

In the spring we travel up to Weldon, North Carolina to fish the Roanoke River during the Striped Bass Spawning Run. If you've never had the chance to fish for ocean stripers that come up the river to spawn, you're missing one of the most remarkable adventures of a lifetime. From the "Old Pro" to the "I've never fished before", the experience is truly unforgettable. It's great for kids, grandkids and Grandmas too! The height of the season is usually April 15 until May 15, and catching eighty to one hundred fish in a day is possible at this incredible fishery.

Phone:

336-240-5649

Prime Interest Guide Service, Jim Troutman

Freshwater

Phone:

252-536-1342

Tar-Pam Guide Service

Freshwater

Tar-Pam Guide Service offers fishing charters on the Roanoke River out of Weldon, NC from April through May. After fishing for winter stripers near the mouth in the Roanoke in Plymouth, NC, we follow the annual migration of stripers up the river to their spawning grounds in Weldon.  Weldon, NC on the Roanoke River is known for world class striper fishing.

Phone:

252-945-9715

Area Boat Ramps

Lake Gaston

  • Summit (Halifax County) - From the junction of US 158 and SR 1458 (Myrick Estates Road), take SR 1458 to junction of SR 1458 and SR 1482 (Blue Bird Road). Take SR 1482 to area.

  • Salmon's Landing / Big Stonehouse - From US 903 about 2 miles South of Eaton's Ferry Bridge, take SR 1371 (Salmon's Landing Road) to area.

  • Henrico (Northampton County) - From Gaston travel NC 46 going west to junction of NC 46 and SR 1214 (River Road). Travel 5.5 miles on SR 1214. Area is on the left.

Roanoke Rapids Lake

  • Fifth Street (Halifax County) - From NC 48 (Roanoke Avenue) in Roanoke Rapids, travel west on Fifth Street. Area is at the end of street.

  • Thelma (Northampton County) - Travel NC 158 to SR 1400 (Thelma Road). Turn onto SR 1400 towards Thelma. From junction of SR 1400 and SR 1422 (Warrens Landing Road), go 1 mile to area on SR 1422.

Vultare (Northampton County)

  • From Gaston take NC 46 West to the junction of NC 46 and SR 1213 (Old Gaston Road). Area is at the end of SR 1213.

Roanoke River

  • Edwards Ferry (Halifax County) - Take US 258 North from Scotland Neck. Area is at the South end of US 258 Roanoke River Bridge.

    Weldon (Halifax County)

  • From the intersection of US 301 and US 158 near the town of Weldon, the site is located at the South end of the US 301 bridge that crosses Roanoke River.

Gaston (Northampton County)

  • The area is located in Gaston on NC 48 at the Roanoke River Bridge.

Are you a guide serving visitors in Halifax County, NC and would like to be added to this list?  Email info@visithalifax.com

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