Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

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Swansboro – Aug 16, 2018

Swansboro – Aug 16, 2018

Jerry, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that there is still a bit of dirty water in the area, but fishing is improving. Anglers are steadily catching red drum in the sound, as well as decent numbers of flounder. Some trout have been landed, but not in any great numbers yet. There is plenty of inshore […]

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Swansboro – Aug 2, 2018

Swansboro – Aug 2, 2018

Rich, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that the occasional red drum can still be found in the backwaters. The fluctuating water temperatures are causing them to move unpredictably, so it can be tough to find the fish in the short breaks between storms. Speckled trout are showing up in better numbers than they were before, […]

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Swansboro – July 19, 2018

Swansboro – July 19, 2018

Bob, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that the flounder bite has been up and down recently. High water temperatures are causing red drum to spread out all over the place, so it can be hard (but not impossible) to key in on exact locations. The occasional speckled trout can be found inshore as well. Surf […]

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – July 5, 2018

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – July 5, 2018

Matt, of Pogie’s Fishing Center, reports that summertime numbers of flounder are starting to show up regularly. Gulp baits fished on 1/4 oz. jig heads have been getting bites around structure such as docks, bulkheads, and bridges. When fishing deep water or in a strong current, don’t forget to adjust weights as needed. Black drum […]

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Swansboro – June 21, 2018

Swansboro – June 21, 2018

Josh, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf anglers are casting for blues and spanish, and the the bottom fishermen have been bringing in some sea mullet and decent-sized pompano. Inshore the black drum bite has been consistent, mostly on bridges and other structure. Fresh shrimp is probably the best method, but hooking a sea […]