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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Sept 1- Near Miss
9/13/2018 11:46:10 PM - Dammit. I missed that boat by 1 hour. When I talked to its owner on friday afternoon and we were trying to set up a meeting time. I tried to be Mr Nice Guy and let this guy sl
Sept 9- Offshore Again Finally
9/13/2018 11:46:09 PM - Ive got alot going on so (I feel the hot breath of a Cat 4 Hurricane on the back of my neck). So I get a chance to go aboard Capt CL Lupton's new gig a badass 57 ft Sportfishi
Sept 11- Why we should be Scared in Beaufort NC
9/13/2018 11:46:09 PM - Okay here goes.....and this goes for Hurricane Florence and any storms in the future. I want to point out in my dumbass uneducated typically wrong opinion Beaufort Inlet IS N
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