Fishing Reports from the Morehead City/Atlantic Beach area

 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 […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Moreheady City – July 21, 2016

Moreheady City – July 21, 2016

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that anglers are reporting a strong spanish mackerel bite, with plenty of fish in the 5-7 lb. range. Most of these large fish are being caught on small menhaden trolled near offshore reefs like AR-315 and AR-320, but any offshore structure could be holding the same large spanish. Cigar […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Morehead City – July 7, 2016

Morehead City – July 7, 2016

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that anglers fishing just off of area beaches are catching keeper spanish mackerel with the occasional 6 lb. fish mixed in. The majority of the spanish are falling for #0-#1 Clarkspoons trolled behind a #1 planer or a 2-3 oz. trolling weight. While most of the spanish are being […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Morehead – June 23, 2016

Morehead – June 23, 2016

Matt, of Chasin’ Tails Outdoors, reports that the sheepshead bite in the area has been excellent recently, with some larger fish being weighed. The majority of the fish are coming from the high rise bridges, port walls, and docks, but anglers can also find them around day markers and other underwater structure. Fishing fiddler crabs, […]

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