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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Swordfish Offshore of Drum Inlet
11/5/2019 2:13:16 PM -
Late fishing report for September 29, 2019
Finally caught a Swordfish! Just had to go with Jacky the NC Swordfish expert on the Merry Marlin. Went 2 for 4 on 7 bites today
8/14/2019 7:35:52 AM - And just like that July is gone and August is here. It has been a good summer here at the crystal coast. Have had a number of good days catching spanish mackerel flounder tr
7/2/2019 12:01:25 AM - The fishing has been staying steady. Blues and Spanish mackerel around the beach and inlet and flounder around the reefs and inshore creeks.
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