Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

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Swansboro – June 8, 2017

Swansboro – June 8, 2017

Griffin, of Reel Outdoors, reports that anglers targeting sheepshead around bridges and dock structure are hooking in to some large fish. While fishing these areas, some large black drum have been mixed in (up to the 20 lb. mark). Fiddler crabs have been the bait of choice. Anglers searching for redfish have had the most […]

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Swansboro – May 25, 2017

Swansboro – May 25, 2017

James, of Reel Outdoors, reports that flounder have been moving in over the past week. Most anglers have been connecting with them on Gulp baits. Topwater plugs (as well as Gulp baits) have been working when searching for the specks and reds. Whiting have been feeding well in the surf on fresh shrimp and bloodworms. […]

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Swansboro – May 11, 2017

Swansboro – May 11, 2017

James, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that cobia are off the beach to about 3 miles out. Anglers can target them on bucktails, cobia jigs, and live bait. Look for the fish around bait balls. Spanish mackerel have shown up on the beach, especially south, and anglers can troll Clarkspoons or cast Gotcha plugs to […]

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Swansboro – April 27, 2017

Swansboro – April 27, 2017

James, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that anglers along the piers and surf are seeing action with chopper blues, from the surf to the sound and into the intracoastal. These big fish are taking any walking baits, topwater lures, as well as metal lures, cut mullet, and even cigar minnows. Anglers are starting to see […]

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Swansboro – April 13, 2017

Swansboro – April 13, 2017

Rich, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that sea mullet have been biting well off the beach, and anglers are finding bluefish and pufferfish mixed in. Throw shrimp or cut bait in the surf to connect with these species. The drum are starting to move in the backwater, and the fish will respond to topwater and […]