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.
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5/12/2020 5:06:13 PM - With covid-19 in effect this has differently been a different start to our fishing season. The fish don't mind but with the lockdown orders business has been stopped. Has of
March 13- Capt Cbo and the Crappie King
3/20/2020 3:35:55 AM - Well my friend Capt Chris has successfully reproduced a couple of times and his spawn has returned to fresh water and has surpassed Capt Marty in the Field of Crappie Fishing.
March 1- Red Drum
3/10/2020 11:05:53 PM - Okay there has been some Red Drum a round. I caught about 20 in 3 days of casting. Most were out of the slot. Some were up to 33. There was a school of about 10 000. Nice to
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