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Crystal Coast Fishing Report For June 9, 2016

With the concerns of tropical storm Colin gone and a five day forecast of sunny skies and warm temperatures, this upcoming week of fishing promises to be productive for all that head on out! That coupled with the fact that beach water temperatures are now about the same as Gulf Stream waters, fishing catches should produce some large fish in close. But let’s start off on in close from the beach. Surf and pier fishing continues to be very active with catches of spots and sea...
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Crystal Coast Fishing Report May 31, 2016

Offshore fishing from the Morehead City and Atlantic Beach charter fleet was hampered over Memorial Day weekend by the effects and threat of the effects of tropical storm/depression Bonnie. But for those who did fish, it proved to be successful! Congratulations to Captain Adrian Holler of the Sea Striker for winning the Swansboro Memorial day weekend tournament with a 562 pound Blue Marlin. Captain Dale Britt from Sensation Sportfishing reports that last Friday a 125 inch estimated 800 pound Blue Marlin was caught and released by...
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Crystal Coast Fishing Report May 23, 2016

Cobia fishing has been one of the hottest fishing topics along the Crystal Coast. These large, great fighting and great eating fish show up this time of year in and around inlets, deep water channels, reefs, bait balls and buoys. There are two basic styles for catching cobia. One is to bottom fish for them using natural baits such as menhaden. The other is to sight cast for them using a variety of artificial lures and soft plastics. The primary hotspots for all of the cobia action...
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Crystal Coast Fishing Report May 9, 2016

It is that wonderful time of year when all types of fishing along the Crystal Coast of Carteret County have started off with a big bang! From Cape Lookout west to Bogue Inlet and from the Atlantic Ocean north to the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound, the fish bite has officially turned on! Listed below are some of the highlights of great catches during Mother’s Day weekend. Beach and Pier fishing With beach water temperatures in the mid-60’s, the Crystal Coast is in the midst of its...
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Beaufort, NC Fast Facts

Beaufort is a peninsula sitting behind Shackleford Banks, Beaufort Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. To the west is the Newport River and Morehead City. To the east is North River thoroughfare, Harker’s Island and Core Banks.

“Named by Travel and Leisure as “America’s Favorite Town” among other accolades, Beaufort brings even more to the table than meets the eye. Dock your boat at a downtown marina and walk from one charming boutique to the next. Take in some history at the Beaufort Historic Site and NC...

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Emerald Isle Fast Facts

Emerald Isle is located on the western end of the island called Bogue Banks. The name Emerald Isle came about when a Florida consultant who when he flew over the undeveloped area back in the 1950’s and saw a solid green patch of trees and foliage of the maritime forest amidst the crystal blue waters and quickly named the location Emerald Isle.

Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle has 13 miles of Atlantic Ocean front beaches facing south, Bogue Inlet adjacent to the west and Bogue Sound behind it...

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Crystal Coast Fast Facts

Carteret County is more commonly referred to as the Crystal Coast due to its crystal clear waters and pristine beaches. In recent years it has taken on the moniker of the Southern Outer Banks or SOBX.

Size and Geography

Carteret County covers 506 square miles. There are over 90 miles of ocean front beaches, most of which are on uninhabited barrier islands.

“The Crystal Coast is blessed with warm, clear waters due to the Gulf Stream gently caressing the coast. The east and west orientation of the beaches...

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Morehead City, NC

Morehead City, North Carolina is located within the region known as the Crystal Coast. This seacoast town is actually a peninsula surrounding by the Newport River and Bogue Sound. It is located right behind Beaufort Inlet, Bogue Banks and Atlantic Beach.

US Census data show that Morehead City has 9,203 residents occupying 4,192 households. The area of Morehead occupies 6.85 square miles. 60 percent of its residents are between the ages of 18 and 65.

49 percent of Morehead City residents own their own home. The median...

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