Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

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Swansboro – April 26, 2018

Rich, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that red drum are biting inshore as they move in from the inlets and into area marshes. Cut mullet, topwater lures, and grubs work best for the reds when you locate them. Sea mullet are being caught out on the beach, where shrimp or any type of Fishbites artificial […]

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Swansboro – April 12, 2018

Jerry, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that with current conditions, the fishing has been fairly slow. Pier and surf anglers are seeing some sea mullet and blowfish, but not much else. Inshore, the red drum are starting to become more active, with some slot and over-slot fish being caught. Cut mullet, Gulp, and topwaters (in […]

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Swansboro – March 22, 2018

Jerry, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that fishing has been slow in the area due to cold waters and poor weather. The fact that the water temperatures have been hanging in the mid to low 50s is keeping many fish at bay, and rough waters combined with heavy winds have been making trips uncomfortable. Despite […]

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Swansboro – December 14, 2017

Swansboro – December 14, 2017

Rich, of Reel Outdoors, reports that surf fishing has produced good numbers of sea mullet. Anglers have landed plenty of quality fish on cut shrimp. Blowfish, small speckled trout, and red drum are also hanging out in the surf. A mix of cut mullet and shrimp will work for these species. Inshore, the trout bite […]

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Swansboro – November 16, 2017

Swansboro – November 16, 2017

Richard, of Reel Outdoors, reports that surf fishing has picked up. Anglers have found plenty of red drum and speckled trout while targeting the suds. A few small flounder have been landed in the surf zone as well. Fresh cut mullet and cut shrimp have worked well. For anglers looking to toss artificials, MirrOlures and […]