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 11/28/16

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 gray trout this morning! Wind is NNE at about 10 mph, temp in the upper 60's: Great Fishing Weather! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 9/19/14

Good action yesterday, with lots of blues caught on Got Cha lures and cut bait. We also caught flounder, puppy drum, spots, and black drum, and had a tarpon strike late in the afternoon. Lots of bait fish are still around. The wind is NE, and should remain there through the weekend. Check out our great Fall room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 9/17/14

SPOTS! We had good steady spot action yesterday, with light ENE winds and beautiful weather! There are quite a few flounder around, and the Tarpon were thick off the end of the pier late in the day. Scattered blues and Spanish, and lots of bait fish. The forecast is for NE and a bit cooler through the weekend, which should produce good fishing! Check out our great Fall room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 9/15/14

We caught good-sized Spanish, blues, and flounder over the weekend; Greg Vasquez landed a 6lb., 6 oz flounder Saturday! We also had some big spots Saturday night. This morning we have light overcast, NNE wind at about 6-10 mph, clear water, and temps around 70, going to about 80 for a high. GREAT fishing conditions, and forecast to remain the same this week. - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 9/12/14

Lots of bait around yesterday, both jumping mullet in the morning and menhaden in the afternoon. Good action for blues at daybreak on Got Cha lures, a mix of black drum, sheepshead, & spadefish thru the day, and then one king landed & several other strikes late afternoon. Some spots & VA mullet after dark. Robbie says we're catching Spanish this morning! We do have rooms open this weekend and through the Fall! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 9/10/14

LOTS of action yesterday and today, with big Spanish, blues, tarpon, and now kings showing up! Plenty of baitfish in the area. Wind NNE this morning at about 5 mph. Spots, mullet, and some drum last night. Check out our great fall rates and call us for your September & October reservations now! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 9/8/14

We caught spots, blues, VA mullet, and puppy drum this weekend. We also had several king strikes, and B.T. landed a 143 lb. tarpon! Fall Fishing is just getting started! Check out our great fall room rates and call us for your September & October reservations now! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 9/5/14

Yesterday, we caught spots, VA mullet, and some nice puppy drum. Menhaden showed up in the afternoon and produced a king strike. The wind is SSW now, and forecast to go NE by Sunday. Check out our fall room rates & call us for your September & October reservations. - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 9/1/14

Spots & drum at night; blues, flounder, and a few Spanish early and late for the past several days. Bait is still plentiful. Check out our fall room rates & call us for your September & October reservations. - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 8/29/14

We caught nice slot-sized puppy drum, blues, VA mullet, and spots yesterday. The water is clear today, with light WSW wind. Lots of mullet still going by the pier. We have great weather forecast for Labor Day weekend and we have rooms available for you! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 8/27/14

LOTS of jumping mullet are streaming by the Pier, with blues feeding on them now. Look for kings and Spanish as the water clears a bit. We have had black drum, VA mullet, croakers, puppy drum, and some spots all in the mix this week. We have low-summer room rates through 8/28/14, and openings for Labor Day Weekend - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 8/24/14

The wind is NE, and forecast to remain there for several days, which should be good for fishing this week! We caught Spots, Spanish, and blues last night and this morning. Look for more spots and baitfish to show up, and larger fish feeding on them as well. Check out our low-summer room rates through 8/28/14. Thanks! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 8/22/14

The summer weather continues through the weekend, with a cooling trend early next week. The breeze is light from the west this morning, and due to change to the NE tomorrow. We've had good catches of spots this week, and some blues and Spanish as well. Check out our low-summer room rates through 8/28/14. Thanks! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 8/18/14

The sunny, warm, beach weather continues this week, with calm conditions in the morning, and afternoon sea breezes. Spots, blues, and flounder were caught over the weekend. Check out our low summer rates from now through 8/28/14! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 8/15/14

This morning the wind is calm, due to go SSW later in the day; the seas are FLAT calm, with clear, green water! Great forecast thru the weekend and into next week. Lots of jumping mullet are still around the pier. Spanish and blues were in the mix yesterday. We've caught spots every day this week, along with some drum & flounder. Check out our low-rate period from 8/17-8/28/14! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 8/13/14

Even with the water cloudy from the rain last week, we still had some blues and Spanish caught over the past several days. Last night there were good numbers of keeper (over 14 inches) black drum. Check out our great weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 8/11/14

After the weekend "showers", the sun looks good today! Some nice black drum and puppy drum were caught over the weekend, along with some spots. The larger jumping mullet are showing up already - pushed out of the inside waters by the combination of NE wind, full moon, and fresh water from last week's rain. BT put one out for bait, & promptly jumped off a tarpon! Check out our great weekday room rates at www.thejollyroger.com & call us at 1-800-633-3196. Thanks! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 8/8/14

There have been some large (doormat!) flounder hooked and lost this week, and we are seeing more keeper size in the mix now. Good numbers of black drum, and some large puppy drum. Surprisingly, we had some blues caught as well. With the wind going NE now, look for the spots to return! Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 8/6/14

Sunshine, blue skies, and good waves! After a week of rain, it's looking good today! Spots, mullet & drum were the mix last night. Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 8/4/14

We've had some good fishing between the showers for the past several days, with keeper sized flounder, over the slot sized puppy drum, and good numbers of spots! Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/30/14

Clear skies, NE wind, green water, mid 80's today. Spots, Spanish, and some black drum yesterday and today! Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/28/14

The hot weather continues thru today, and should moderate somewhat beginning tomorrow. SSW winds this morning. Spots, mullet, & some trout last night. Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/25/14

Black drum, flounder, spots and some croakers have been caught mostly at night for the past several days. LOTS of schools of menhaden streaming by yesterday - there should be some big fish tracking them. We have rooms open this weekend, including some one-night openings tonight! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/22/14

This weekend, we caught a nice 4 1/2 lb. black drum plus spots, mullet and croakers at night, along with some flounder, trout, and pompano during the day. Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/18/14

NE wind at about 12 mph, clear water, and blue skies this morning. Spots should hit again tonight with this wind! We are seeing trout, flounder, and some nice pompano during the daytime. Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/16/14

We are seeing some nice speckled trout every day now, along with some good sized Virginia mullet. Flounder are being caught, but most are less than keeper size. There should be some action on the end of the pier before dark! Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/14/14

This weekend, we had some excitement on the end of the pier with multiple tarpon strikes. Closer to shore, we caught some nice slot-sized puppy drum, pompano, and speckled trout. Spanish returned late in the evening, and we had a run of blues one afternoon as well. This morning we caught flounder and puppy drum. Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/9/14

Fishing has been slow for the past several days, with better catches at night (when it is cooler) of mullet, spots, croakers, and a few drum and trout. Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/7/14

We caught some nice drum, trout, and Spanish over the weekend, and the menhaden arrived yesterday. Tarpon are still around as well. Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 7/2/14

Spanish and blues along with some false albacore were caught this morning, and spots, mullet, and croakers last night. We have a few rooms open over the next few days; please call now! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 6/30/14

Lots of spots again last night, along with mullet & croakers. The wind is light this morning, and forecast to go SE. The water is green & clear, and there are Spanish jumping all around the pier now - should be a good day! Check out our non-holiday weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 6/28/14

Croakers and a few spots caught last night. Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 6/25/14

This morning we caught some blues, a few Spanish, and some black drum. Check out our weekday room rates! - Robin Orr

Fishing Report 6/23/14

Spanish are still being caught earl