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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. Red Drum

  2. Red Drum

    There is a 44.64% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 325 Red Drum counted.

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  3. Spotted Seatrout

  4. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 22.8% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 166 Spotted Seatrout counted.

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  5. Black Sea Bass

  6. Black Sea Bass

    There is a 12.36% catch rate for Black Sea Bass, based on 90 Black Sea Bass counted.

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  7. Red Snapper

  8. Red Snapper

    There is a 4.81% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 35 Red Snapper counted.

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  9. Largemouth Bass

  10. Largemouth Bass

    There is a 3.16% catch rate for Largemouth Bass, based on 23 Largemouth Bass counted.

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  11. Fourspot Flounder

  12. Fourspot Flounder

    There is a 1.51% catch rate for Fourspot Flounder, based on 11 Fourspot Flounder counted.

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  13. Black Drum

  14. Black Drum

    There is a 1.37% catch rate for Black Drum, based on 10 Black Drum counted.

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  15. Flounder

  16. Flounder

    There is a 1.1% catch rate for Flounder, based on 8 Flounder counted.

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  17. Spiny Dogfish

  18. Spiny Dogfish

    There is a 0.96% catch rate for Spiny Dogfish, based on 7 Spiny Dogfish counted.

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  19. Blueback Herring

  20. Blueback Herring

    There is a 0.82% catch rate for Blueback Herring, based on 6 Blueback Herring counted.

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Recommendations above based on 39 species of fish and 728 fish counted for February 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: 2/23/2024 7:47:26 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

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    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!
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  • 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


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  • 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
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  • Emerald isle Fishing Swansboro Fishing Report
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  • May 13 – May 19
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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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