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New River Inlet Fishing



New River Inlet Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing New River Inlet, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Pinfish

  2. Pinfish

    There is a 26.03% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 10102 Pinfish counted.

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  3. Spot Croaker

  4. Spot Croaker

    There is a 12.38% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 4802 Spot Croaker counted.

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  5. Atlantic Croaker

  6. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 11.07% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 4294 Atlantic Croaker counted.

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  7. Black Sea Bass

  8. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 9.38% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 3638 Black Sea Bass counted.

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  9. Bluefish

  10. Bluefish

    There is a 6.36% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 2468 Bluefish counted.

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  11. Spanish Mackerel

  12. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 5.4% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 2096 Spanish Mackerel counted.

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  13. Pigfish

  14. Pigfish

    There is a 5.25% catch rate for Pigfish, based on 2038 Pigfish counted.

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  15. Atlantic Menhaden

  16. Atlantic Menhaden

    There is a 2.13% catch rate for Atlantic Menhaden, based on 826 Atlantic Menhaden counted.

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  17. Thread Herring

  18. Thread Herring

    There is a 1.56% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 607 Thread Herring counted.

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  19. Sheepshead

  20. Sheepshead

    There is a 1.37% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 532 Sheepshead counted.

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Recommendations above based on 102 species of fish and 38802 fish counted for June around New River Inlet.

To date, there are 162 species of fish and a total of 711915 fish counted for New River Inlet and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1904 (120 years).

Last Update: 6/7/2024 9:17:21 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
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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Top New River Inlet Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for New River Inlet are the following:

  1. WELDON HALL WRECK
    Weldon Hall wreck is located in approximately 78' of water.


  2. 10 Mile Rock
    King Mackerel on the troll. Black Seabass on bottom. Also so Gag Groupers.


  3. AR 355 - NEW RIVER REEF
    34.352 -77.334


  4. AR-362
    AR-362


  5. Divers Rock
    Area with live bottom.


  6. Topsail Ledge
    34.243381 -77.308897


  7. Patch East
    Live Bottom


  8. Cripple Rock
    94' deep N34 03.381 W077 10.898 34.056369960308075 -77.181629994884133


  9. AR-368
    Average Depth: 66' Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 34° 09.567' / 077° 25.833' LORAN Coordinates: 27211.7 / 39195.0 General Location: 140° M, 15.5 nm from the New Topsail


  10. Red drum
    Red Drum  The great been catching Drum,Trout,& some Flounder near Figure 8 Island Wilmington NC.


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Latest New River Inlet Fishing Reports

  • Oct 2022 Speckled Trout Bite! Emerald Isle/ Swansboro/ Atlantic Beach
    Hi Folks! If you're looking for some excellent Late Fall/Winter fishing look no further!  Myself and my partner Capt. Mike have been wearing out the Speckled Trout along with


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  • May Fishing Forecast – Spanish Kings Cobia Redfish Trout Sheepshead and More!
    Folks May is just a couple days away and while we are catching sushi grade Bonito (little Tunas) Blues Grey Trout Seabass Redfish Speckled Trout and more between our inshore a


  • April 2020 Speckled Trout Bite!
    After an amazing 2019 Trout Season we’re finding excellent numbers of Speckled Trout this April 2020 and we should be seeing some great trout fishing this summer and fall.  We


  • April 2020 Fishing Report


  • NC Fishing - Emerald Isle Fishing Report Dec 2018
    Www.NCCharterfishing.com Hey Folks Dec has been an excellent month for us and our clients aboard Fish'n4Life Charters.  We've been catching excellent numbers of speckled trou


  • July Fishing Report
    July has been phenomenal aboard both Fish’n4life and Taylor’Made Charters. We’ve had one of the best King mackerel seasons in over 10 years and it will last thru september! To


  • Emerald isle Fishing Swansboro Fishing Report
    We had another amazing morning targeting Spanish Mackerel Bonito Flounder and Sea Bass.  The weather has been excellent amd so has the inshore amd nearshore fishing.  Give us


  • May 20 – May 26
    Crystal Coast Fishing Report May 20 – May 26 Fishing has been HOT here along the Crystal Coast this week! Capt.’s Jeff Cronk and Mike Taylor have been successfully targeting B


  • May 13 – May 19
    Crystal Coast Fishing Forecast May 13 – May 19 Folks fishing is excellent right now here along the Crystal Coast and it’s going to get even better over the next few weeks.  We


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Top New River Inlet Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. East Coast Sports
    Topsail island fishing bait and tackle store

  2. 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!

  3. Reel Outdoors Inc
    Extensive selection of fishing tackle, bait, new rods & reels, rod and reel repair, line re-spooling, sportswear, boating supplies, fishing guides, and local information.

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Top New River Inlet Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Teezher Charters
    Specializing in Light Tackle Live Bait Fishing-Gulf Stream-Bottom Fishing for Kings, Spanish, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Amberjack, Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Grouper, and Snapper

  4. Nancy Lee Fishing Charters
    The Nancy Lee fishing fleet is docked at the Nancy Lee Fishing Center which is located "between the bridges" on Highway 24 just after you pass Capt Charlies Restaurant in Swansboro, NC heading towards Morehead City.

  5. Droppin' Skirts Charters
    We provide fishing guide, inshore, nearshore and offshore charters as well as custom charters.

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Top New River Inlet Marinas

  1. 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!

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