Fishing Reports from the Morehead City/Atlantic Beach area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Morehead – September 29, 2016

Morehead – September 29, 2016

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that the red drum fishing has been excellent recently, with the majority of the reds coming from the Newport River and Core Creek. Live shrimp or mud minnows under a popping cork have been producing the best results, but Gulp shrimp on jig heads and various topwater plugs are […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Morehead City – September 15, 2016

Morehead City – September 15, 2016

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that the nearshore spanish mackerel bite remains red hot just off of area beaches. Most of the spanish are 1-3 lb. fish schooled up just outside the inlets.  The large citation class spanish mackerel are still around, too, but anglers are having a harder time finding them due to […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Morehead City – September 1, 2016

Morehead City – September 1, 2016

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that surf zone anglers are finding excellent spanish mackerel and bluefish action while fishing around Fort Macon early and late in the day. Both species are feeding on the large schools of mullet and glass minnows in the area, so lures that imitate these food sources are providing the […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Morehead City – August 18, 2016

Morehead City – August 18, 2016

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that there has been scattered red drum action in the Middle Marshes and Haystacks, but with the recent heat the fish are often lethargic and reluctant to eat a fast moving bait. Live mud minnows or shrimp under a popping cork is one of the best ways to fool […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Morehead City – August 4, 2016

Morehead City – August 4, 2016

Matt, of Chasin Tails Outdoors, reports that large sheepshead are providing plenty of action for anglers fishing around docks, bridges, bulkheads, and other heavy structure. The high rise bridge and port wall seem to be holding the best number of fish, but any hard structure, even oyster beds, will hold sheepshead. The inshore redfish bite […]

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