The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Comission has posted a fishing report about the striper run on the Roanoke River.
"Bobby Colston, owner of Colston's Tackle Box on Highway 48 south of Gaston, heard several reports of anglers catching decent numbers of stripers around Weldon. Colston said anglers were having the most luck fishing bucktails—either white or chartreuse—and sassy shad jigs. One fisherman fishing above the Hwy. 48 bridge caught and released six small stripers using a bucktail lure. “The stripers aren’t running strong just yet, but they’re coming,” Colston said."
Officer Ron Barnes of the NC DMV caught this one during the Roanoke River run last year.