Fishing Reports from the Morehead City/Atlantic Beach area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Morehead City – November 17, 2016

Morehead City – November 17, 2016

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that the speckled trout fishing has been excellent, with anglers bringing good numbers of 6+ lb. trout to the scales. The cooler weather has the fish on the move, so anglers should be persistent and move to locate the schools of specs throughout the inshore marshes. The Haystacks, Core […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Morehead – October 27, 2016

Morehead – October 27, 2016

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that the inshore speckled trout and redfish bite has been on fire, with anglers catching their limits of both before lunch on most days. The Radio Island rock jetty has been the center of action for both species. Various soft plastics such as Gotcha grubs, H & R grubs, […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Morehead City – October 13, 2016

Morehead City – October 13, 2016

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that the spot and sea mullet have moved into the inshore waters and are being taken on spec rigs, specifically Sam’s Glitters Spec rigs. Plenty of gray trout are mixed in with the spot and sea mullet, so it shouldn’t be difficult for anglers to find a cooler full […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Morehead City – September 29, 2016

Morehead City – 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 […]

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