Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – August 18, 2016

Swansboro – August 18, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that big, over-slot reds are schooled up in the ICW throughout Bogue Sound. Live mullet and shrimp on Carolina rigs fished close to docks are fooling the majority of the reds, but artificial imitations such as the MirrOlure M17 or Live Target Hybrid Shrimp may also tempt bites. There […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – August 4, 2016

Swansboro – August 4, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that anglers are finding increasing action with red drum in area waterways and marshes.  The reds are schooled up under deep water ICW docks and can be targeted using live mullet or mud minnows on a Carolina rig. Plastic imitations on lead jigheads and weighted hooks will also fool […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – July 21, 2016

Swansboro – July 21, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that area anglers are finding large spanish mackerel just off the beaches. Live bait on light wire rigs with #6 treble hooks are fooling the majority of these citation-class fish, but anglers may also catch them trolling cigar minnows on Hank Brown rigs. Nearshore reefs like AR-342 and the […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – July 7, 2016

Swansboro – July 7, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that anglers are finding consistent action with large sheepshead lately. Fishing heavy structure like bridges, docks, and seawalls during a rising or falling tide has been the most productive method of finding the fish, but anglers may also find them near large oyster beds or other underwater structure. A […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – June 23, 2016

Swansboro – June 23, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that anglers are still finding consistent action with redfish in area marshes and creeks, particularly those behind the barrier islands. The reds are still in small schools of just a few fish, but when they can be found, they are hungry. Live shrimp, menhaden, and mullet fished on a […]

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