Thursday, April 29, 2021
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

Spring 2021 Fishing

With the warming temperatures the fish are chewing in the inshore and nearshore waters around Emerald Isle and Swansboro!

Nearshore fishing for Bluefish, Spanish Mackeral, Black Sea Bass and Atlantic Bonito has been great over the last few weeks!

Fishing for Redfish is has been excellent in the back waters of Swansboro and Emerald Isle! We have been catching plenty of Bluefish and Grey Trout as well while fishing for Red Drum and Speckled Trout.  A few bonus Flounder are starting to show up, these should only become more abundant all Summer long! 

The Cobia should be showing up any day now with the water temperatures warming up  and right behind them should be Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, more Flounder, Sheepshead and to many more species to name. 

Give me a call to book your Swansboro or Emerald Isle fishing charter! (252) 670-4523 or email me at

Capt. Johnathan Garrett

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

2021 Fishing

People are starting to book for the Summer of 2021 and the warm weather will be here before you know it!

Give me a call to get out of the house and spend a great day on the water!


Capt. Johnathan Garrett

Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

June 2020 Report

Fishing is HOT!!! in the Swansboro and Emerald Isle areas right now.  We are catching some of everything that swims in the local waters. We are catching Red Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Grey Trout, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Black Sea Bass and the occasional Mahi Mahi! 

Give me a call to book your Swansboro Fishing Charter or Emerald Isle fishing charter!


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Tuesday, June 02, 2020
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

May 2020 Fishing Report

Fishing in the coastal waters around Emerald Isle and Swansboro was excellent during the month of May and June has started the same way!

We have been catching fish from the ocean to the internal waters around Emerald Isle and Swansboro recently.   

The Red Drum bite has remained excellent over the last few weeks.Most of these fish are falling for live mullet and cut menhaden fished on carolina rigs but we have been catching some on Topwater and Gulp baits on the Fathom Inshore jig heads when the wind is not blowing.  There has been a decent number of Flounder mixed in with the Red Drum and they have been mainly falling for the same Gulp baits fished on Fathom jig heads.  The Flounder have been all catch and release as our season is closed until August. 

The Sheepshead bite has been getting better with the warmer weather! These fish have been eating fiddler crabs fished right next to bridge and dock pilings on light carolina rigs.

The Ocean has had a lot to offer here recently from King and Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Flounder, Sea Bass, Amberjack, Grey Trout and the occasional Mahi within 10 miles of the inlet. The majority of these fish have been falling for live menhaden either fished on the surface or on the bottom.  

Give me a call to book your Emerald Isle Fishing Charters or Swansboro Fishing Charters!!

(252) 670-4523

Capt. Johnathan Garrett

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

3/12/20 Report... Speckled Trout!

Last week I had Cole and Diane Becker on board for a awesome afternoon of crushing the Speckled Trout on artificial baits.  Cole and I landed over 30 Speckled Trout and a few Redfish in about 3.5 hours of fishing!!  

The Spring Speckled Trout fishing is only going to get better as the weather continues to warm up.

Give me a call to get out on the water!


Capt. Johnathan Garrett