Inshore fishing has been very good and is producing catches of speckled trout, red drum and bluefish.

Surf fishing is producing catches of pompano, Virginia mullet and an occasional red drum. Spanish mackerel and Atlantic bonito are being along the beach and at the nearshore rocks and reefs. Nearshore fishing is also producing catches of false albacore, cobia, king mackerel and bluefish. Bottom fishing is producing catches of triggerfish, grouper, snapper, beeliners and black sea bass. Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of wahoo, mahi, yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, marlin and sailfish.

 

TOPSAIL ISLAND

Joe Johnston reports bluefish are being caught in the marshes and in the waterway on topwater plugs and metal spoons.

Surf fishing is producing catches of Virginia mullet, pompano and an occasional red drum. Spanish mackerel and Atlantic bonito fishing has been excellent and the fish are being caught on Clarkspoons and Yo-Zuri Crystal minnows.

Source: Eastern Outfitters.

SNEADS FERRY AND NEW RIVER

Captain Allen Jernigan reports the red drum and speckled trout bite has been on fire in the backwaters.

The best baits have been topwater lures, gold spoons and soft plastics. Flounder gigging has been good and should only get better along with rod and reel fishing for flounder.

Source: Breadman Ventures.

EMERALD ISLE

Captain Bobby Bourquin reports fishing along the Crystal Coast has been great over the past week.

Anglers reported great catches of king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, cobia, false albacore and Atlantic bonito. The bite was really good at the nearshore rocks and reefs and within 1-mile of the beach. Offshore bottom fishing is producing catches of, grouper, snapper, triggerfish, beeliners and black sea bass. Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of wahoo, yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, marlin, sailfish and mahi.

Source: Teezher Charters.

MOREHEAD CITY OFFSHORE AND NEARSHORE

Captain Bill Dillon reports Gulf Stream fishing is seeing some nice fishing.

Boats trolling along the Break are reporting catches of wahoo, mahi, king mackerel, amberjacks and tuna.

Source: Beagle Sport Fishing Charters.