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Crystal Coast Fishing Report

North Carolina is blessed to have an excellent winter time fishery. We reap the benefits of two worlds with the Gulf Stream from the south and the Labrador Current from the north converging right off the point of Hatteras. Each unique water system brings with it its own particular brand of fish. Mix that in with the resident North Carolina population of species and you have the makings of world class fishing and catching! King mackerel and wahoo will dominate the inshore and offshore...
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Saltwater Fishing Report

Thanks to some fantastic weather, this year’s fall fishing has been some of the best ever. But even has temperatures start to drop, don’t expect the fishing to slow down. This is a great Crystal Coast saltwater fishing report. Captain Joe Shute reports, “The king mackerel are still picking up around the near shore live bottoms and wrecks. Northwest Places and the Big Ten area as well as the triple nickle area are pretty good for kings on the Westside. The 30 Minute Rock and the...
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Crazy Great Crystal Coast King Catches

How about this for a crazy great fishing report? The Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle reserves the end of its pier for king mackerel fishermen. By mid-October they open it up for the bottom fishermen because king mackerel catches have all but disappeared. But not this year! Consistent king catches in the 20-25 pound range are a daily occurrence so the pier is still open for king mackerel business!

Offshore/near boats of the Crystal Coast fleet have been finding kings in the 30-40 pound range...

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Coastal Fishing Report in a Word – Great!

No other time of the year do we have such perfect weather and fishing conditions as we do right now. Come down to the Crystal Coast and Go Fish Now! Offshore boats have done extremely well with wahoo catches so far this year. It has been one of the best seasons for wahoo catches in many a year. Dolphin (mahi-mahi) landings are still hot and heavy with yellowfin, blackfin and albacore tunas mixed in. Although this neck of the woods thinks of blue marlin in June, white...
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Early Fall Crystal Coast Fishing Report

If less is better, then how about this for how well the offshore fishing has been for the Morehead City waterfront charter fleet: “The Sensation, Bill Collector, Dancin Outlaw, O Lucky Me, and Fighting Lady smoked the Wahoo, Mahi, King Mackeral, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, and even Yellowfin Tuna.” That report came from Captain Dale Britt of the Sensation describing a day of fishing last week. Now through the end of the year is the very best time of year to go offshore fishing.

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Crystal Coast Saltwater Fishing Report

We have to start off the report about jumping mullet. We are right on the cusp of the great jumping mullet migration. The first strong and cool northerly wind we have known as a “mullet blow” will bring out literally millions and millions of jumping mullet from the sounds and backwaters through the inlets into the surf and inshore locations.

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Crystal Coast Fishing

Crystal Coast fishing has been hot under some rather cool weather conditions. Air temperatures along the beaches have barley slipped past the 80 degree mark. Water temperatures have remained just under that mark at around 78 degrees. These cooler conditions have kept the hot, stifling dog days of summer at bay and have allowed a variety of great fish catches to continue.

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Home Sales No New Buyers Just New Suppliers

Home sales across America are fantastic. Inventories have dwindled down to just a 5.2 month supply according to the National Association of Realtors. New construction is so active that builders can’t find enough workers to keep up pace with demand reports the National Association of Home Builders. It is a completely different story in eastern North Carolina. Onslow County has an 11 month supply…

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