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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6/9/2012 1:56:27 PM - The SS Atlas was sailing alone from Houston, Texas to Seawarren, New Jersey loaded with 83,00 barrels of gasoline. At 0250 EWT, a torpedo struck the #6 tank on the starboard s
AR 342 - BOGUE INLET
3/20/2011 12:48:13 AM - 34.6046666666667 -77.035
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Good place for trolling and bottom fishing.
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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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AR-285 - Buoy
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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 23.47% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 7099 Pinfish counted.
There is a 10.36% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 3133 Spanish Mackerel counted.
There is a 8.95% catch rate for Pollock, based on 2707 Pollock counted.
There is a 8.19% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 2478 Atlantic Croaker counted.
There is a 7.32% catch rate for Pigfish, based on 2215 Pigfish counted.
There is a 6.83% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 2065 Black Sea Bass counted.
There is a 4.68% catch rate for Lizardfish, based on 1415 Lizardfish counted.
There is a 3.53% catch rate for Flounder, based on 1068 Flounder counted.
There is a 2.53% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 766 Bluefish counted.
There is a 2.36% catch rate for Atlantic Menhaden, based on 713 Atlantic Menhaden 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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