Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – September 29, 2016

Swansboro – September 29, 2016

Jonathan, of On Point Fishing Charters, reports that the red drum bite is strong in the marshes behind the barrier islands as well as deep channels near area inlets. Live mullet or mud minnows on Carolina rigs fished closed to grass banks, oyster bars, and mud flats have been producing the best results throughout the […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – September 15, 2016

Swansboro – September 15, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that the inshore red drum action has been excellent since the passing of Hurricane Hermine. Upper-slot reds are following large schools of mullet to area inlets and are schooling up in deeper channels near grass banks and oyster beds. Live mullet on a Carolina rig has been the bait […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – September 1, 2016

Swansboro – September 1, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that the large number of shrimp in the area has the trout and black drum feeding heavily around creek mouths and grass flats behind the barrier islands. Live shrimp under a popping cork or on a Carolina rig is the best way to tempt bites from both of these […]

 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 […]

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