Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

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Swansboro – September 1, 2016

Swansboro – September 1, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that the large number of shrimp in the area has the trout and black drum feeding heavily around creek mouths and grass flats behind the barrier islands. Live shrimp under a popping cork or on a Carolina rig is the best way to tempt bites from both of these […]

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Swansboro – August 18, 2016

Swansboro – August 18, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that big, over-slot reds are schooled up in the ICW throughout Bogue Sound. Live mullet and shrimp on Carolina rigs fished close to docks are fooling the majority of the reds, but artificial imitations such as the MirrOlure M17 or Live Target Hybrid Shrimp may also tempt bites. There […]

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Swansboro – August 4, 2016

Swansboro – August 4, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that anglers are finding increasing action with red drum in area waterways and marshes.  The reds are schooled up under deep water ICW docks and can be targeted using live mullet or mud minnows on a Carolina rig. Plastic imitations on lead jigheads and weighted hooks will also fool […]

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Swansboro – July 21, 2016

Swansboro – July 21, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that area anglers are finding large spanish mackerel just off the beaches. Live bait on light wire rigs with #6 treble hooks are fooling the majority of these citation-class fish, but anglers may also catch them trolling cigar minnows on Hank Brown rigs. Nearshore reefs like AR-342 and the […]

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Swansboro – July 7, 2016

Swansboro – July 7, 2016

Rob, of Sandbar Safari Charters, reports that anglers are finding consistent action with large sheepshead lately. Fishing heavy structure like bridges, docks, and seawalls during a rising or falling tide has been the most productive method of finding the fish, but anglers may also find them near large oyster beds or other underwater structure. A […]