Paddling and Fishing Eastern North Carolina
Currently, I have two canoes, a sixteen-foot Wenonah Prospector made from Royalex and a twelve-foot Old Town Guide made from polyethylene. The Wenonah is great when my wife is with me, and the Old Town is my solo rig. Both of these canoes are easy to paddle and light enough for me to load and unload by myself. For the most part, the streams here are flat and slow-moving. One of my favorite tactics is to paddle as far as possible up a stream then fish as I drift back down to where I put in. This way, I don't have to have a shuttle vehicle to pick me up at the end of a trip.
The predominant species of fish that I target and catch are largemouth bass and various species of sunfish. In these small, out of the way streams, the fish usually don't get as big as they do in bigger water. On lightweight or even ultralight gear, they are still a ton of fun to catch.