Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – July 2, 2020

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – July 2, 2020

Randy, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf anglers are catching black drum, red drum, and pompano with bottom-rigged shrimp. Bluefish are in the area, but numbers are scattered. As a result, most of the bluefish have been more responsive to Carolina-rigged cut bait. Spanish mackerel are also in the mix, though dirty water has […]

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – March 19, 2020

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – March 19, 2020

Randy, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf fishing is slowly picking up as water temperatures crawl up from winter. Anglers are finding good numbers of puffers while fishing deep holes up and down the beach. Small hooks tipped with frozen shrimp has been the top producing setup. Black drum are mixed in these same […]

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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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