Pasquotank River near Elizabeth City, North Carolina
The Pasquotank River is a special river, one where a minnow fished on the bottom could catch flounder or speckled trout or it might catch largemouth bass or crappies. The upper end of the river is almost all freshwater, the very lower part is usually saltwater, while the middle part is the mix. Year round striped bass are the main draw to Pasquotank. April and October are the best time to fish for them. Fish for them with stickbaits casted to the shallow flats and shoreline cover. Topwaters also work well. If you prefer largemouth bass try casting soft plastics, topwaters, or spinnerbaits to the stumps and swamp edges. If you find schools of either species throw chatterbaits or lipless crankbaits. The narrow river channel and the creeks above Elizabeth City are where the sunfish like to hang out. They can be caught on tiny beetle spins or live bait.
Pasquotank River Fishing near Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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Details for Pasquotank River
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Stream
Lat/Long: 36.157104 -76.030754
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Description for Pasquotank River, Pasquotank County, North Carolina
Pasquotank River is a stream located just 15.5 miles from Elizabeth City, in Pasquotank County, in the state of North Carolina, United States, near Glen Cove, NC. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including catfish, sunfish, flounder, panfish, blue catfish, crappie, flathead catfish, largemouth bass, perch, striped bass, white perch and red drum here. Whether you’re baitcasting or fly fishing your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Pasquotank River. Alternate names for this stream include Pacequenock and Prascantanck River.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit North Carolina Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
chart to determine when the fish will be most active.