Morehead City Fishing

Morehead City Fishing

Morehead City is known as a Fisherman’s Paradise, and is home to the world famous Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. With beautiful estuaries, the Gulf Stream relatively close to land, hundreds of reefs and wrecks off the coast, and the best inlet in North Carolina, Morehead City offers some of the best fishing on the East coast.

Offshore fishing out of Morehead City allows anglers to target billfish, including Blue Marlin and Sailfish. The Gulf Stream constantly pushes Mahi-mahi, Wahoo, and many different species of tuna past the area all season long. Fishermen can target many different highly migratory species of fish from these waters.

The nearshore fishing on the numerous artificial reefs and shipwrecks around Morehead City produce lots of Amberjacks, Black Sea Bass, Triggerfish, and Grunt. Big grouper and snapper are a favorite target as well. There is also excellent Albacore, Spanish, and King Mackerel fishing much of the year. During November and December is typically when the Giant Bluefin Tuna show up, with some fish weighing over 1,000 pounds.

The creeks around Morehead City are filled with Flounder much of the year. With deep water along the Port Wall, a favorite place to fish among Sheepshead and Shark anglers, a variety of big fish pass through the area. The flats around Morehead City are home to many Red Drum and Speckled Trout, making this a top destination for avid saltwater fishermen.

Morehead City Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 7 - 11 PM on Saturday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Morehead City, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:

Recommedations above based on 29 local reports and 17 species of fish for April in Morehead City.

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Latest Morehead City Fishing Reports

April 20- UN BELIEVABLE BLUEFISH EXTRAVAGANZA
4/22/2017 6:36:19 PM - When I sold my Boat last week I convinced myself there was nothing that I could see that I hadn't seen 10 000 times before.... Unless Mary Lee the Shark swims up to me..... I


April 14- Beaufort on the Fly and Life's Changes
4/17/2017 4:01:31 AM - One year ago I was (I thought) happily married.I had a great Dog. Both my Parents were alive. I had a great 25 foot Boat with a Tower which is now the rage for sight casting..


April 16- Capt Marty Avaliable as Captain for Hire
4/17/2017 4:01:26 AM - For those who didn't hear I have sold my Boat. This is the first time I've been without a Boat since the 1980's. This Spring Summer and Fall I will be avaiiliable as a Captain


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Top Morehead City Fishing Charters & Guides

Mount Maker Charters
Mount Maker fishing team offers world class fishing charters for cobia, red drum, flounder, trout, king mackerel, spanish makerel, shark, tuna, dolphin, grouper, bottom fishing and more. We fish near Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Beauf

Fin-S Charters
Fin-S Charters offers fishing charters in Morehead City, North Carolina. Our charter boats offer inshore marsh fishing and near shore ocean fishing. Fin-S Charters also accommodates fishing charters in Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, New Bern and Beauf

Down East Guide Service
Your Carolina and Costa Rica Connection. Professional Guides, Great Boats and Vacation Planning

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Top Morehead City Bait & Tackle Stores

Captain Joe Shute's Bait & Tackle
We carry a full line of inshore tackle such as Billy Bay, Fin-S, Berkley Gulp, MirrOlure, D.O.A., Hopkins and more. In addition, we cary a full line of offshore tackle as well, such as Black bart, Laceration Lures, Fish Finder Tackle, Momoi Jinkai,

Chasin Tails Outdoors Bait & Tackle
We will help you out any way we can to make your fishing trip the best possible. Our staff includes tournament anglers, charter captains and your everyday fisherman. Let us make every fishing trip one to remember.

Clarkspoon
Since the company’s beginning in 1927 Clarkspoon fishing tackle has been a hand’s down favorite for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish and other gamefish.

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Top Morehead City Marinas

Morehead City Yacht Basin
The best are the first for the taking.... This prime locale was selected nearly a century ago; establishing it as the first marina in the area. Only a few hundred feet west of the ICW just north of the Morehead City causeway bridge and State

Portside Marina
A full service marina with everything you need to have a great day on the water!

Radio Island Marina
The marina is conveniently located at the base of the high rise bridge between Morehead City and Beaufort, NC. Radio Island is the closest marina to the Beaufort Inlet, providing easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway, Shackelford Banks, Cape Looko

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Latest Fishing Spots

Cape Lookout Shoals
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4/25/2017 3:03:50 PM - CLO-002


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4/25/2017 3:02:29 PM - CLO-001


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Weather Forecast

78°F
Celsius: 26°C
Condition: Sunny
Humidity: 87%
Wind: SSW 16 mph

Weather Forecast
DateWeatherHiLoWind
Sat77°F63°FSSW 10 mph
Sun77°F71°FSSW 11 mph
Mon77°F68°FSSW 16 mph
Tue74°F65°FWSW 13 mph
Wed76°F68°FS 9 mph


Bouy Conditions

Station 41064 - Onslow Bay Outer, NC (LEJ3)
April 29, 2017 4:08 pm EDT
Location: 34.207N 76.949W
Wind Direction: SSW (210°)
Wind Speed: 11.7 knots
Wind Gust: 13.6 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.22 in (1023.3 mb)
Air Temperature: 74.1°F (23.4°C)


Current Moon Phase

Waxing Crescent Moon
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