Swansboro/Emerald Isle

Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

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Swansboro – May 21, 2015

Swansboro – May 21, 2015

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that there’s excellent dolphin action in the Gulf Stream at present, and finding fast action with gaffer ‘phins hasn’t been hard recently. Most of the fish are falling for ballyhoo paired with skirted trolling lures. Bottom fishing offshore has also been productive, with anglers hauling up black sea bass, […]

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Swansboro – May 7, 2015

Swansboro – May 7, 2015

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that anglers are connecting with big numbers of gray trout, bluefish, and black sea bass at nearshore reefs off Bogue Inlet. Most are falling for 3/4-2 oz. Stingsilvers and other jigging lures. Some false albacore are feeding in the same areas and also falling for the jigs. Spanish mackerel […]

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Swansboro – April 23. 2015

Swansboro – April 23. 2015

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that anglers are finding plenty of red drum feeding in the marshes off Bogue Sound. Bait continues to show up in increasing volume in the area and, consequently, the fish are feeding more actively by the week. They’ve begun biting topwater plugs well, and anglers can also hook up […]

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Swansboro – April 9, 2015

Swansboro – April 9, 2015

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that anglers are seeing pufferfish, gray trout, and bluefish move into the local inlets. Fishing deeper inshore hard bottom areas and drop-offs with bottom rigs baited with shrimp or small metal jigs will tempt all three to bite. Extremely low tides have had the area’s red drum on the […]

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Swansboro – March 26, 2015

Swansboro – March 26, 2015

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that anglers are finding plenty of red drum schooled up in the bays and marshes behind the local barrier islands at present. The fish are getting much more pressure from anglers than they have in past years, so it can be a bit tough to get them to bite. […]

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