Inshore fishing is producing catches of speckled trout, flounder, grey trout and drum.

Spanish mackerel are being caught along the beaches and at the nearshore rocks and artificial reefs.

Nearshore fishing is also producing catches of king mackerel, cobia, amberjack, black sea bass and grouper. Offshore bottom fishing is producing catches of triggerfish, grouper, snapper, beeliners and black sea bass. Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of mahi, some wahoo, some tuna, sailfish, white marlin and blue marlin.

 

TOPSAIL ISLAND

Joe Johnston reports speckled trout are being caught early in the mornings on Mirrolure Top Dogs.

Red drum are being caught around the docks and in the holes throughout the marsh.

Spanish mackerel fishing has been hot and the Spanish are being caught on trolled Clarkspoons and by casting metal jigs to them.

Source: Eastern Outfitters.

SNEADS FERRY AND NEW RIVER

Captain Allen Jernigan reports red drum are being caught on various scented soft plastics, topwater lures and gold spoons.

Speckled trout are being caught early in the mornings and late in the evenings on Storm shrimp. Mirrolure MR-17’s and topwater lures.

Source: Breadman Ventures.

EMERALD ISLE

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

Fishing at the nearshore rocks and artificial reefs is producing catches of king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, cobia, amberjack, black sea bass and grouper. Offshore bottom fishing is producing catches of snapper, triggerfish, grouper, beeliners and black sea bass. Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of mahi, some wahoo, some tuna, sailfish, white marlin and blue marlin.

Source: Teezher Charters.

CRYSTAL COAST-SWANSBORO TO MOREHEAD CITY-INSHORE/NEARSHORE

Captain Chad Morgan reports the mild weather along the Crystal Coast has led to some great fishing.

Inshore fishing is producing catches of speckled trout, grey trout, flounder and drum.

The best fishing has been around the marshes and the deeper holes. The best baits have been various soft plastics while the grey trout are being caught on Stingsilvers. Nearshore fishing is producing catches of Spanish mackerel, king mackerel and some cobia. Flounder and big grey trout are being caught at the artificial reefs and live bottom areas. Some mahi and amberjacks are showing up as well.

Source: Reel Faith Fishing Charters.

MOREHEAD CITY OFFSHORE AND NEARSHORE

Captain Bill Dillon reports Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of mahi, blackfin tuna, some yellowfin tuna, white marlin, blue marlin and sailfish.

Source: Beagle Sport Fishing Charters.