Greg Vazquez with a nice drum caught 11/12/17

Joey Kellum with a nice drum caught 11/12/17

Becky with a nice drum caught 11/12/17

SPOT RUN!!! 11/5/17 Morning

Bob & Steve with trout caught 11/1/17.

Tom & Mark with drum and trout caught 11/1/17.

Carolyn with a nice spot caught 11/1/17.

Thomas Harless with a nice trout caught 11/1/17.

Chris Hager with a 33 lb. King landed 10/17/17.

Ernie with an 18 lb King landed 10/16/17.

Bob Sheahan with a 5 1/2 lb sheepshead, caught on a GotCha lure 10/1/17.

Mike Carden with another limit of speckled trout caught 7/17/17.

Ed Brooks with some nice black drum caught 7/1/17.

Mike with a 4 1/4 lb flounder caught 6/29/17.

Durwood with two nice drum caught 6/26/17!

Mr. & Mrs. Kobayashi with some nice speckled trout caught 11/28/16!

Chris Hager with a 40" red drum caught 11/7/16!

Dalton with a nice red drum caught and released 10/15/16!

Alan Smith with a 30 lb. King caught 10/17/16!

Max Gaspeny with a beautiful red drum landed 11/8/15!

Bob Burton with a 41 inch red drum just landed, one of three he already caught today!

Here's a shot of Jeremi Canaday who wrote: "Caught this from the end of the pier Monday night. No trip to Topsail is complete without a visit to Jolly Roger. Biggest fish I've ever caught, was so excited I forgot to measure it! Can't wait to come back next year!!

Jolly Roger crew member Sam Kilpatrick with a 45-inch Red caught 9/27/15!

Steve Baker with a nice slot-size drum caught 6/23/15!

Bobby Joyce with a nice slot drum caught 6/23/15!

11-year old Alex Aponte with a 31-lb king and a 21-lb king, both caught 8/15/14!

Rachel's first fish - a 15 in. flounder!

Chandler Rosenbaun with a 33 lb. King landed 7/28/14 (without the tail)!

Hallie M. with a 6 lb. Spanish caught 7/26/14!

Andrea Whitney with a 4 1/2 lb. black drum caught 7/19/14!

Johnnie King and a5 3/4 lb. black drum caught 7/19/14!

Greg Vasquez with a 20", 4 lb. flounder caught 7/19/14!

Bobby Joyce with a nice 3 lb., 9 oz. speckled trout!!

Colin Eimers with the 80+ lb. tarpon he caught & released on 7/16/14; this is Colin's 4th tarpon caught from the Jolly Roger Pier!

Tyler Rose with a 4 lb. Spanish caught 7/1!

Steve Partin with a nice 6 3/4 lb black drum!

Greg Vazquez with a 21 1/2 in. 4 lb. Trout and 19 in. 3lb. Puppy Drum caught 7/5!

Joe Bianco with the first Spanish of the season!

Ny Seng with a nice slot-sized puppy drum caught 11/18/13!

Tyrone Scales with a 2lb. 3 oz. Pompano caught 11/8/13!

Carol W. with a 22 in. drum caught 11/2/13!

B.T. with a 20 lb. King he caught 10/21/13!

Ed Joyner with a nice drum 9/28/13 (photo by Johnnie King)

Dean Phillips with a stack of nice Spanish caught yesterday!

Tim Arey with a 6-3/4 lb. speckled trout he caught 9/25/13 on finger mullet!

Pete Micah with a 4.75 lb Spanish!

Nice cooler full of spots and blues caught 9/15/13 by John Karakasis!

Colin Eimers with a 23 lb. King Mackerel caught 8/13/13!

Greg Vasquez with a 26 inch Puppy Drum caught 8/18/13!

Tess' shot "Fresh Catch".

Here's Joey Kellum with a 26 lb. king he caught 8/3/13.

Here's Colin Eimers with a 50 lb. tarpon he caught and released on July 4; this is Colin's third tarpon from the Jolly Roger!

Rusty Goodwin with a 19 lb Cobia he caught 6/20/13 using a bucktail jig with 12 lb test line!

Tyler (on the right) caught this 42 lb. Cobia 6/17/13 using a live menhaden!

2.5 lb. Pompano caught by Eric Kanipe on 5/28/13!

Jake's shot of a nice sheepshead caught by Ron McCauley on 5/26/13!

Mashallah with a nice black drum caught 5/23/13!

Addison Edwards' shot of a great Father-Son fishing trip!

Chris Hager's shot "Puffers Everywhere" 4/11/13

Wayne Nixon with one of many black drum he caught 10/29/12

Pompano 10/19/12!

Carol W. with a spot 10/15/12!

A nice mix of bottom fish caught 10/14/12!

Michael Lanier with a 20 lb. King caught 10/14/12!

Joey Kellum with a 25 lb. King caught 10/13/12!

Stacy Pleasant with a 37 lb. King caught 10/11/12!

Robbie Jordan with a 38 lb. King caught 10/11/12!

Brian Collins with a 44 lb. King caught 10/9/12!

Bradley and Austin Crossen with a 23 lb King caught 10/8/12!

Allen Smith with a 33 lb King caught 10/7/12 - Allen's first king!

Bennet "BT" Tolar landed this 30 lb. King on 10/6/12!

Mike Roten and Dale Pennington with a NICE pair of Kings (24 1/2 and 35 1/2 lbs.) caught 10/1/12!

35 1/2 lb. King caught by Dale Pennington 10/1/12!

Dean Phillips with a nice Spanish 9/25/12.

Guy Bianco with a 3 lb. pompano caught on a GotCha lure on 9/24/12.

Spanish caught by "Deep" on 9/13/12.

George Langston landing a blue 9/12/12.

Over the slot drum caught and released 9/10/12.

Nice drum prior to landing (see above) 9/10/12.

2 lb. 15 oz. Pompano caught by Randall Haro 9/10/12!.

Jackie Weathersby with a 32lb. King caught 9/7/12.

Steve Carlen with a big drum caught 9/7/12.

Chris Hagar with a NICE stack of sheepshead and black drum caught 8/8/12!

Hunter Moody with an 80 lb. Tarpon caught 7/27/12!

Michael Lanier with a BIG tarpon 7/6/12!

Harry Willard with a beautiful 26" puppy drum caught 6/29/12!

Bobby Joyce with a 4lb. 6 oz. flounder caught 6/25/12!

Tyler Rose with a 9 lb. chopper caught 6/22/12!

Here's Jake's photo of Alan Pleasants with 78" length, 42" girth tarpon he caught and released 6/15/12!

Here's Jake's photo of Doug Keicher with a 4lb black drum caught 5/29/12!

Here's Jake's photo of Willie Campbell with a 2 3/4 lb. Pompano caught 5/21/12!

Sam B. with a 4 lb. 8 oz. black drum he caught on 5/10/12!

Phillip Arrington with an 8.8 lb. chopper blue he caught on 4/30/12

Kevin Leary with a 20" Spanish caught 4/12.

Chris Hagar with an 8lb., 13 oz. Black Drum caught 4/17/12.

Here's Lisa H. with her first fish; wait a minute, it looks like two at a time!

Jackie with a nice speckled trout caught 11/9/11!

Nick Laws, Samantha Donley, Justin Donley, and Keith Laws with some nice speckled trout and blues caught 10/23/11.

Chris Hager says: "A bad day of flounder fishing turned into a good day of sheepshead fishing!" 10/6/11

Joseph V. with a nice drum he caught on 10/5-11 - his birthday!

Angelo “Deep” DePaola (below) caught and released this ~125 lb. tarpon on 9/20/11!

Deep fighting the Tarpon (above). For more about Deep, read “The Pier King” in the September/October issue of the Wildlife in NC Magazine.

George Langston with a nice speckled trout caught 9/19/11.

Kim with a nice pompano caught 9/21/11.

Here's Austin Piver with a nice 26" drum he caught on 9/17/11.

Earl Price with two nice pompano he caught Labor Day weekend.

Alan Pleasant with a 96 lb. Tarpon caught 8/4/11.

Brad Goodrich with a 26 lb. King caught 7/26/11.

Stacy Pleasant's 80 lb. Tarpon caught 7/23/11.

Bennett Tolar with a 6 lb. Spanish caught 7/22/11.

Colin Eimers' SECOND tarpon this season: 85 lbs. caught 7/20/11.

Chris Hager with a 26.5" red drum caught on 7/16/11.

Pat and Dustin Little with a 106 lb. Tarpon caught on 7/16/11.

Alex Padgett with a 7.5 lb. black drum caught on 7/11/11..

Colin Elmers with a 75 lb. tarpon caught on 7/6/11.

David Sugrue with an 83 lb.tarpon caught on 7/4/11.

Colin Elmers with a 19 lb. King Mackerel caught on 7/1/11.

Chris Hager with a 6.5 lb. Black Drum; look at the Shark bites!

Mike Stout's 17 lb. King Mackerel

Ray McNeely with a 31 lb. King Mackerel caught on 6/23/11.

Chris Hager with a 10 lb. 7 oz. Sheepshead caught on 6/22/11.

15-year old Alan Pleasant with an 83 lb. Tarpon he caught and released on 6/17/11 after a 2-hour fight!

Lyn Joyner with a 15 1/2 lb. Cobia caught on 6/15/11.

Stephanie Henly caught these 3 flounder on 6/12/11.

Marvin Campbell with a 4 lb. 13 oz. Spanish he caught 5/30/11 on a GotCha lure!

Howard Hill with a 10 lb. 14 0z. black drum caught 5/22/11.

Tyler Smith caught this 14 lb. 2 oz. chopper blue on 5/19/11.

Derrick Vaughn with a 6 lb. drum caught 5/15/11.

Hugh Hunter with a chopper blue caught 5/11/11.

This Dolphin was feeding on blues beside the pier this week.

Chopper blue caught on 5/5/11.

Emma L. catching blues on 4/20/11.

VA mullet coming to the rail 4/18/11 by Donald West.

Jim Tsioumos caught this 24" puppy drum on 4/17/11.

This pelican was fishing so close to shore that he rode a wave to the beach!

Allison Edwards' shot of a NE Greensboro intersection.

This Great Blue Heron was checking out the fishing action on the pier this morning - it was pretty slow for him too! Not much to report this week - a few Shad were caught earlier in the week. 1/6/11

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Fishing Report 11/12/17

We caught LOTS of nice slot-sized drum yesterday, along with big Virginia Mullet, Blues, Pompano, and Flounder. - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 11/5/17

SPOT RUN NOW!!! Catching them two at a time. The Topsail Pier/Surf Fishing Challenge runs thru today. - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 11/1/17

Limits of speckled trout were caught yesterday, along with good numbers of big sea mullet! We’re seeing more spots every day now, and more flounder. Black drum, puppy drum, and blues have all been in the mix this week. Perfect weather is forecast thru the weekend, with the wind shifting to the NE today. The Topsail Pier / Surf Fishing Challenge begins Friday night and runs thru Sunday. - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/17/17

Chris Hager landed a 33 lb. King this morning! We caught nice Virginia mullet last night and blues this morning. - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/16/17

We caught 2 kings this morning! Over the weekend we caught spots, pompano, and blues. Spots hit late afternoon and early night. A Cold front will push thru this afternoon, and conditions will improve, with NE winds, and cooler temps this week. - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/1/17

Spots, pompano, blues, Spanish, and drum in good numbers this weekend. The wind remains NE, with perfect October conditions. Plenty of bait fish today. It’s ON!! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/17/17

Showers gave way to sunshine now, with light winds. We caught trout, black drum, and puppy drum this morning! Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/11/17

Quiet beach this morning. Hot and sunny now. Some blues yesterday, and black drum this morning. Still lots of bait around. Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/5/17

Lots of heat and lots of bait fish today. Acres of menhaden. Slower fishing with a hot west wind. Good time to be in the water! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/1/17

Some spots and black drum this morning. Another Tarpon landed and released yesterday; this one 65 lbs, caught by Michael Lanier. Several other Tarpon jumped off - good summer action! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 6/29/17

Really good summer fishing is happening now, with puppy drum, black drum, flounder, and speckled trout. Josh Sloop landed an 85 lb. Tarpon this week, and the Spanish showed up again yesterday. Lots of bait fish around, ESE wind, clear water, and warm summer weather! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 6/26/17

The drum bite is outstanding! The winds are light from the north; we're having a nice cool day. Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 12/5/16

Good day fishing today, with blues on every cast early, and then trout, VA mullet, and puffers later on. We've been catching the largest VA mullet of the year for the past several days, with many pushing and exceeding 2 pounds. Moderate weather until Friday, then cold! Check out our off-season room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 11/28/16

Good action continues for trout, black drum, puppy drum, puffers, and flounder. The wind is NE at about 12 now, with nice air temps forcast for this week. Check out our off-season room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 11/17/16

Lots of small speckled trout today - great fun on light tackle! Black drum, puffers, blues, and some mullet also. The wind is NNE at about 5-10 at mid day. Should be a good mullet bite tonight. Weather forecast is good through the weekend, with a cold front due here Saturday. Check out our off-season room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 11/7/16

Good action on Va mullet this morning, with some blues and flounder too. The wind is NE at 15+ now. Look for the spots to return today! Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/17/16

One nice King this morning (see photo); lots of blues (plenty of bait this morning) and also some speckled trout. Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 11/8/15

See photo of Max Gaspeny with a beautiful red drum landed this morning; we caught over 23 today! Good nor'easter blowing; fishing should light up for the next several days! Bigger mullet last night- look for the spots to show up on this wind. Make your Thanksgiving room reservations now! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/6/15

The drum bite is ON this morning (see photo)! The rain is gone and the Jolly Roger is fine! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/3/15

The big Red Drum are back! The sun is out right now and the wind is ENE at about 20. There have been over 15 big drum caught this morning and we have also caught some nice spots, trout, blues, and flounder. - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 9/27/15

The big drum bite continues! There were probably 30 big Reds caught yesterday - we lost count; the action was non-stop! There are lots of mullet streaming down the beach, and the Tarpon are in them as well! Spots were slower yesterday, but are hitting again this morning. It's rough; the wind is NE at 20, with scattered showers. Look for a cool front coming thru later this week. - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 6/22/15

Sunny and hot this morning, but we have a breeze, and the water is fine! Fishing has been slow - lots of Spanish jumping this morning, but difficult to entice to a hook! We have had menhaden around for the past 5 days, some keeper flounder and drum (black and puppy), and spots and croakers after dark! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 5/14/15

Great weather forecast for the next few days! The wind is NE this morning at about 15, and the water is murky. Some blues were caught on plugs late yesterday, and a few on cut bait this morning. Scattered mullet and croakers. The forecast looks good, with lighter winds tomorrow through the weekend; clear and dry! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 11/14/14

Good catches of both VA mullet and large puffers yesterday and again last night, with a few spots and drum mixed in. Cooler this morning, with wind from the north. The water temp is in the mid 60's. Check out our great off-season room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 11/7/14

We had another good day yesterday with black drum, mullet and trout. Last night we caught spots, VA mullet, black drum, speckled trout, puppy drum, and blues! Check out our great off-season room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 11/5/14

Excellent fishing again yesterday for big black drum, with good action on VA mullet, speckled trout, blues, and puppy drum as well. Large pompano are showing up now. Check out our great off-season room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/30/14

We've had a mix of spots, blues, & pompano so far this morning. Yesterday, we caught Spanish and blues during the day and VA mullet last night. We also saw the first speckled trout of the season! The wind is NE at 10-15, and the air temp is in the 60's with the water temp still in the 70's. - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/28/14

We caught pompano, flounder, black drum, & some flounder yesterday & last night. Spots are just off the beach; we need a NE wind to push them in! Check out our great off-season room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/24/14

We've caught blues early morning, some nice drum & flounder mid-day, and VA mullet at night.

Fishing Report 10/21/14

We caught lots of blues yesterday morning and this morning, and we're seeing schools of albacore and a good amount of bait fish in the water. Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/19/14

Kings are still here & blues and & Spanish are plentiful this morning. Spots hit well for a brief time late last night. Cooler weather arrived last night, with the wind going to the North. The forecast is for NE winds tonight, which should be great for fishing. Look for spots and VA mullet to be here this week! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/16/14

Spots, croakers, & mullet last night and this morning. The offshore wind is calming the ocean now. Check out our great weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/13/14

Good catches of BIG SPOTS and VA mullet last night! Yesterday, we saw some very nice flounder, & sheepshead, and the Kings are still hitting. Good concentrations of bait fish; albacore and blues are off & on, with a good run of Spanish as well. Great weather; check out our great weekday room rates!

Fishing Report 10/10/14

We had another good day on the end of the pier yesterday, with 3 nice Kings caught in the morning, and some blues and Spanish in the afternoon. Bottom fishing was slow, with a mix of drum, flounder and sheepshead. We have a great weather forecast and rooms available for the weekend! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/8/14

SPOTS are biting NOW! Some scattered blues, flounder and puppy drum, and another 33 lb Cobia caught yesterday, along with a 21 lb King. The wind is SSW, and forecast to go to the NE tonight and tomorrow. Perfect weather forecast through the week; check out our great weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/3/14

Another good day yesterday for kings and cobia! Lots of blues and some nice Spanish mixed in. Bottom fishing was slow, as most of the action was with the GotCha lures. Plenty of bait fish, clear water, and calm this morning. A cool front is coming through late tonight or tomorrow. The Topsail Surf Fishing Contest is this weekend! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 10/1/14

Good action for blues and Spanish for the past several days on Got Cha lures. A lot of slot size puppy drum, and more keeper flounder. 33 lb cobia caught yesterday by Mike Roten, and several king strikes. Light and variable winds today and tomorrow, clear skies, with calm seas. - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 9/29/14

We've had excellent Fall fishing for the past week, with great runs of spots, puppy drum, black drum, flounder, Spanish, and blues. Several king strikes, and lots of bait fish in the area! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 9/24/14

We caught Spots, blues, pompano, drum, and gr