With a name like Emerald Isle, this North Carolina town sets the bar high. This town is nestled in the Crystal Coast on Bogue Banks. The oceanfront here is rustic and beautiful. Although the area is small with a local population of just under 4,000, it can attract thousands of tourists each week. Most of these tourists come to explore the waters of Emerald Isle, and Emerald Isle fishing is of particular interest.
Emerald Isle fishing is perfect for enthusiasts and novices alike. It is an excellent destination for offshore fishing. Since the area is along the Atlantic coastline, this is a frequent stop for migratory fish. The potential for billfish is especially noteworthy, and many people spend time fishing in the Gulf Stream off the coast. Here, it is possible to catch marlin, mahi-mahi, tuna and wahoo. One of the most notable fish that is commonly caught is sailfish.
Not all Emerald Isle fishing has to take place far from shore. There are also plenty of fishing opportunities with nearshore destinations. Emerald Isle has invested heavily into its coastline, and that includes its underwater resources. To support fish communities, there are a number of artificial reefs in the area. When paired with local shipwrecks, there is no shortage of fishing attractions. In these nearshore venues, look for amberjacks, triggerfish, snapper and albacore. During the late fall, you might even be lucky enough to reel in giant bluefin tuna.
Finally, there are also inland fishing options in Emerald Isle. The local creeks are alive with fish, and many anglers enjoy the tranquility. However, the real attractions in Emerald Isle and the rest of the Crystal Coast are the protected beaches, which are ideal for fishing and diving. Here, you may be able to catch flounder, red drum or speckled trout.
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AR 342 - BOGUE INLET
3/20/2011 12:48:13 AM - 34.6046666666667 -77.035
AR 355 - NEW RIVER REEF
3/20/2011 12:48:21 AM - 34.352 -77.334
5/21/2011 12:05:31 AM -
Average Depth: 58' Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 34° 34.350' / 076° 58.300' LORAN Coordinates: 27162.4 / 39545.3 General Location: 129° M, 7.0 nm from the Bogue Inl
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Area with live bottom.
AR-285 - Buoy
4/15/2013 9:05:39 PM -
4/17/2012 10:33:01 AM - Attributes RECRD 607 VESSLTERMS PARKINS FEATURE_TYPE Wreck - Submerged, dangerous to surface navigation LATDEC 34.686044 LONDEC -76.721586 GP_QUALITY High DEPTH 29.5 SOUNDING_
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Black Sea Bass spot
5/21/2011 12:05:33 AM - AR-396
3/20/2011 12:48:16 AM - 34.5978333333333 -76.6091333333333
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There is a 29.57% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 12974 Pinfish counted.
There is a 8.71% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 3823 Atlantic Croaker counted.
There is a 8.68% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 3810 Spanish Mackerel counted.
There is a 8.34% catch rate for Pollock, based on 3661 Pollock counted.
There is a 7.64% catch rate for Pigfish, based on 3352 Pigfish counted.
There is a 5.95% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 2609 Black Sea Bass counted.
There is a 3.82% catch rate for Flounder, based on 1675 Flounder counted.
There is a 3.22% catch rate for Lizardfish, based on 1411 Lizardfish counted.
There is a 2.32% catch rate for Atlantic Menhaden, based on 1016 Atlantic Menhaden counted.
There is a 2.04% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 894 Bluefish counted.
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Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.
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7/3/2022 3:44:00 PM - July is already here! The weather on the crystal coast is definitely heating up but so far the fish are enjoying it. We have been seeing large schools of Spanish mackerel a
Summer is here!
6/2/2022 7:50:00 AM - The fishing has been good to start off our season. Plenty of Spanish mackerel along the beach. Had a good run of Atlantic Bonitos this year. The grey trout have been on t
Spring is Coming
3/13/2022 9:42:00 AM - The warm weather is getting closer. The fish are already starting to show some action on the warm days. This spring we will be targeting sea mullets grey trout bluefish at
Late Summer early Fall
11/30/2021 11:52:00 AM - It has been a very busy year and the fishing has been busy too. We had our short 2 week flounder season which was very good. Plus plenty of red drum in the marshes. The s
Sept 9- Huge Flouder
9/9/2021 11:51:00 PM - Okay this Could Should Would put Capt Marty back in the Fishing Game...... One Problem..... The problem is: I HAVE NOT CAUGHT HIM YET.. Okay so I was fishing on foot toni
Sept 5- No Wreck Wreck Fishing
9/9/2021 11:32:00 PM - The Big Duck 5 has sailed a few times without me. Today I made my first reel trip. Gerald had a nice tip from a Dive Boat Operator that the D Wreck was crawling with America
Sept 2- Radio Islan
9/2/2021 7:27:00 PM - I'm feeling really good here lately. No back pain which is great but I know how quick that can change. A herniated disk is pretty much herniated forever. It can flare up at
Sept 1-- Muskie Fishing in NC
8/31/2021 2:04:00 PM - Today I ventured West to the Fabled French Broad River well known as NC's only water capable of producing One of Planet Earth's Top 10 Freshwater Gamefish. The Muskelunge. K
Aug 29- Spanish Mackerel on Foot
8/29/2021 11:41:00 AM - Hello. I'm back. Its been a long strange trip indeed..... Anyway this morning I walked out on Radio Island armed with a spinning rod and a stimgsilver. Yesterday had seen a
7/23/2021 8:20:00 PM - This month has been all about the reds. The weather hasn't allowed me to fish the ocean much so with flounder closed I have been hitting the marshes for red drum. Most day
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