Monday, June 18, 2018
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

June 18 Report

Fishing in the coastal waters around Emerald Isle and Swansboro has been excellent so far for the months of May and June!!

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 landing double digits on the Redfish in just a few hours of fishing. Most of these fish are falling for live mullet and cut menhaden fished on carolina rigs but we have been catching plenty on 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 Sheepshead bite has been great under the local bridges and docks! 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, 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.  

This summer has been great fishing so far. Give me a call to book your Emerald Isle Fishing Charter or Swansboro Fishing Charters!!

(252) 670-4523

Capt. Johnathan Garrett