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