Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – May 26, 2016

Swansboro – May 26, 2016

Griffin, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that local inshore anglers are connecting with good numbers of redfish in area marshes, bays, and creeks. The majority of the fish are being taken on topwater plugs like the Top Dog and Top Pup early in the mornings. The reds are also taking an interest in live baits […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – May 12, 2016

Swansboro – May 12, 2016

Rich, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf anglers are connecting with black drum, red drum, sea mullet, and blow toads. Double drop bottom rigs baited with shrimp will fool all four species in the surf zone, and anglers looking to connect with any of them should focus their efforts towards the inlets and large […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – April 28, 2016

Swansboro – April 28, 2016

Rich, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf anglers are connecting with plenty of sea mullet, and there are still some pufferfish mixed in. Black drum are becoming more prevalent as the water warms. The majority of the black drum have been in the 5-10 lb. range, but there has also been a few 40+ […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – April 14, 2016

Swansboro – April 14, 2016

Rich, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf casters are finding good action with sea mullet, pufferfish, and even the occasional black drum just past the breakers. There should also be some summer flounder moving into the area soon, but the majority of them will be undersized fish until the water warms significantly. Double drop […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – March 24, 2016

Swansboro – March 24, 2016

Bob, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf anglers are beginning to connect with red and black drum that are holding in the sloughs behind the breakers, especially near inlets and large sand bars. On sunny days anglers may be able to sight cast to the reds with soft plastics; however, fresh cut baits such […]

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