Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

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Swansboro September 15, 2005

Billy, at Bogue Inlet Pier, reports that the pier’s state record tarpon has been the big news. A 175 lb. tarpon was landed last Wednesday night (see page 2 for photo). The pier has also released two other tarpon this week. They’re also catching 1-2 lb. blues, some puppy drum, and a few pompano. Dale, […]

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Swansboro September 1, 2005

Capt. Jeff Cronk, of FishN4Life Charters, reports that the mullet minnows are currently scarce along the ICW. There are, however, plenty of 3 to 5″ mullet minnows and small shad in the creeks and bays along the mainland side of the ICW. There are also plenty of small threadfin herring around the Swansboro bridges. Live […]

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Swansboro August 25, 2005

Jeff, at FishN4Life Charters, reports that the masses of mullet minnows have moved north of the area, but small schools of a dozen or two can be found around the mouth of the White Oak River, as well as in the marsh systems between the ICW and the ocean. There are plenty of 3 to […]

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Swansboro August 18, 2005

Capt. Stanman, of Captain Stanman Fishing Charters, reports that the wahoos are here. Like all the other fish, they too are two to three weeks late. Every year the wahoo come inshore in our area to spawn. They can be caught on live bait while slow trolling for kings or fast trolling ballyhoo rigs with […]

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Swansboro August 11, 2005

Capt. Stanman, of Capt. Stanman’s Fishing Charters, reports that the billfish bite continues. White marlin, sailfish, and an occasional blue marlin are as near as the Big Rock moving north to the 800 line. Captains that are downsizing their baits are getting most of the action. King fishing has been hot all week, with a […]

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