Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

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Swansboro – March 23, 2017

Swansboro – March 23, 2017

Rich, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that anglers hitting the beach are connecting with pufferfish, bluefish, and some small black drum. Shrimp on bottom rigs is the way to go when throwing in the suds, and persistent anglers will connect with a few keeper black drum and the normal, smaller-sized bluefish. Those hitting the backwater […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]