Emerald Isle Fishing

Emerald Isle Fishing

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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Latest Emerald Isle Fishing Reports

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

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Emerald Isle Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 5 - 9 AM on Thursday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Emerald Isle, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Red Drum - 16% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  2. Flounder - 16% Catch Rate

  3. King Mackerel - 16% Catch Rate
    King Mackerel

  4. Spanish Mackerel - 8% Catch Rate
    Spanish Mackerel

  5. Blackfin Tuna - 4% Catch Rate
    Blackfin Tuna

  6. Vermilion Snapper - 4% Catch Rate
    Vermilion Snapper

  7. Recommedations above based on 19 local reports and 15 species of fish for October in Emerald Isle.

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Top Emerald Isle Fishing Charters & Guides

Fish'N 4 Life Charters
Capt. Jeff Cronk has been professionaly fishing the waters along the Crystal Coast of NC for over 25 years. He offers inshore and nearshore fishing trips in the Emerald Isle, Morehead City, and Swansboro area of NC. Check out his website at www.ncc

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

See Ya Outdoors!
The Crystal Coast of North Carolina is home to a variety of recreational fishing opportunities. We are uniquely positioned to experience catching inshore species such as speckled trout, red drum and flounder, in the sounds and nearshore. Once you mo

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Top Emerald Isle Bait & Tackle Stores

The Tackle Room
TheTackleRoom.com is a provider of terminal tackle, lures, custom rods, reels, lead, and most everything else in the offshore fishing realm. Orders arrive anywhere in the USA within 3 business days, and ship free when over $50.

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

Saltwater 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,

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Top Emerald Isle Marinas

Dudley's Marina Inc
WE ARE HERE FOR ALL OF YOUR BAIT, TACKLE, AND BOATING NEEDS! We offer boat repairs, boat detailing, dry & wet slips, reel spooling, rod tip repair, fishing licenses, and free fishing advice!

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

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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Bouy Conditions

Station 41064 - Onslow Bay Outer, NC (LEJ3)
October 20, 2021 9:08 am EDT
Location: 34.207N 76.949W
Wind Direction: WNW (290°)
Wind Speed: 11.7 knots
Wind Gust: 17.5 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.24 in (1024.1 mb)
Air Temperature: 70.9°F (21.6°C)
Water Temperature: 75.9°F (24.4°C)

Current Moon Phase

Full Moon

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