Fishing Reports from the Swansboro/Emerald Isle area

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – September, 2020

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – September, 2020

Randy, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf fishing slowed down a little with the recent weather dirtying up the water. Sea mullet and pompano are still biting fresh shrimp, but anglers look forward to cleaner water pushing back onto the beach. Small sharks have been very prevalent, and they’re tearing up bottom-rigged baits. Sound-side […]

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – August 2020

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – August 2020

Randy, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf anglers are working the deeper troughs with cut shrimp for pompano and sea mullet. Spanish mackerel and bluefish are feeding on bait schools within distance of anglers prepared with casting jigs. Inside the inlet, red drum and speckled trout are feeding on live baits around grass lines […]

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – July 2, 2020

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – July 2, 2020

Randy, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf anglers are catching black drum, red drum, and pompano with bottom-rigged shrimp. Bluefish are in the area, but numbers are scattered. As a result, most of the bluefish have been more responsive to Carolina-rigged cut bait. Spanish mackerel are also in the mix, though dirty water has […]

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – March 19, 2020

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – March 19, 2020

Randy, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf fishing is slowly picking up as water temperatures crawl up from winter. Anglers are finding good numbers of puffers while fishing deep holes up and down the beach. Small hooks tipped with frozen shrimp has been the top producing setup. Black drum are mixed in these same […]

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – Winter 2019-2020

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – Winter 2019-2020

Richard, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that surf anglers are catching good numbers of speckled trout in deeper holes along the area’s beaches. Soft plastics are the most productive, but a few trout are being caught with bottom-rigged shrimp. Blowtoads, sea mullet, and black drum are all hitting shrimp fished on bottom rigs. The slough […]

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