Fishing Reports

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Hatteras/Ocracoke – May 9, 2019

Hatteras/Ocracoke – May 9, 2019

Jam, of Hatteras Jack, reports that bluefish have been biting very well on the Rodanthe area beaches, with Rodanthe Pier reporting fish on just about every cast. The first cobia of the season was caught at the Point on a large Carolina-rigged cut bait. A few citation-sized drum are being caught at the Point, too, […]

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Topsail / Sneads Ferry – May 9, 2019

Topsail / Sneads Ferry – May 9, 2019

Mike, of Native Son Guide Service, reports that the nearshore bite has been excellent, with both Atlantic bonito and spanish mackerel schooled up in the 2-5 mile range. Trolling Clarkspoons behind a planer will catch a good number of fish, but anglers most enjoy targeting these fish as they feed on surface baits. Casting glass […]

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Carolina Beach – May 9, 2019

Carolina Beach – May 9, 2019

Kevin, of Island Tackle and Hardware, reports that plenty of spanish mackerel and bonito are in the 2-5 mile range. Trolling Clarkspoons, as well as sight casting spoons and jigs, has worked for both species. There have been a few flounder caught inside, but most of the fish that anglers are finding have been smaller […]

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Northern Beaches – May 9, 2019

Northern Beaches – May 9, 2019

Betty, of TW’s Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers at the Point are catching citation-sized drum on large cut baits after dark. A few “chopper” bluefish (to 35”) have hit the same cut baits. In addition, the first reported cobia from the surf just came from the Cape Point. Large speckled trout (to 9 lbs.) […]

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – May 9, 2019

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – May 9, 2019

Rick, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that spanish mackerel have moved into the area now that water temperatures are rising. Most of these fish have been 2-3 lbs., and casting glass minnow jigs from the shore to feeding schools has been productive. Smaller bluefish are mixed in with the spanish, and Gotcha plugs get great […]

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