Fishing Reports from the Morehead City/Atlantic Beach area

 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 […]

 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 […]