Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – Winter 2019-2020

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – Winter 2019-2020

Richard, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf anglers are catching good numbers of speckled trout in deeper holes along the area’s beaches. Soft plastics are the most productive, but a few trout are being caught with bottom-rigged shrimp. Blowtoads, sea mullet, and black drum are all hitting shrimp fished on bottom rigs. The slough […]

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – October 24, 2019

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – October 24, 2019

Hannah, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that bluefish are chasing bait balls inside the breakers, and they’re striking casting jigs worked near these schools of fish. Bottom fishing from the surf with shrimp and Fishbites strips has been producing sea mullet, pompano, and a few spot. Anglers in the sound have been finding speckled trout […]

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – October 10, 2019

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – October 10, 2019

Hannah, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf anglers are having great success bottom fishing. Sea mullet, spot, and pompano are being caught with double-drop rigs tipped with shrimp, Fishbites, or bloodworms. A few short flounder have been caught on live baits and soft plastics. Bluefish are schooled up around the bait balls, with a […]

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – September 26, 2019

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – September 26, 2019

Hannah, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that bluefish are hitting Carolina-rigged cut bait and casting jigs thrown in the surf. Sea mullet are biting sand fleas and shrimp fished on bottom rigs. A handful of red drum are hitting cut baits in the surf, with anglers reporting better numbers on days with a little wind […]

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – September 12, 2019

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – September 12, 2019

Hannah, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf anglers are catching spot, sea mullet, croakers, and pompano while fishing shrimp and sand fleas. Targeting the sloughs just off the shoreline has been the most productive tactic. Bluefish and spanish mackerel are coming inside to feed on baits, with anglers reporting higher tides and mornings as […]

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