Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – Winter 2016 – 2017

Swansboro – Winter 2016 – 2017

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that large speckled trout have pushed into mainland creeks and rivers. Smaller trout are still being caught throughout Bogue Sound, but they will also move into the creeks as the water cools in the coming months. Anglers are tempting bites from both using soft plastics on jig heads and […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – November 17, 2016

Swansboro – November 17, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that the speckled trout bite remains excellent in the Bogue Sound area. Most of the trout are being found in deep holes and channels close to area inlets where they are following baitfish that are on the move out to the ocean. Soft plastic baits like Zoom jerk shads […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – October 27, 2016

Swansboro – October 27, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that anglers are connecting with good numbers of redfish near the inlets of channel edges leading out of the marsh. The most productive ledges have been those that are lined with oyster shells. Finger mullet or Gulp shrimp on Carolina rigs with circle hooks have been the most productive, […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Swansboro – October 13, 2016

Swansboro – October 13, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that the conditions are right for anglers to start targeting redfish and speckled trout in the marshes near area inlets. Slot-sized reds can be found patrolling grass banks looking for an easy meal, and the trout will be holding in areas with heavy currents like grass points and deep […]

 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 […]

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