Tag Archives: red drum

Atlantic Beach Fast Facts

Atlantic Beach sits on the eastern end of an island called Bogue Banks. The Atlantic Ocean is to the south of Atlantic Beach. Beaufort Inlet is on its eastern end and Bogue Sound and Morehead City are behind it to the north. The western end of Bogue Banks travels down to Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach, Salter Path and Emerald Isle.

It encompasses 2.6 total square miles. Total year round population is 1,687 but swells by 20 times that amount and more during the summer and...

Read more

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...

Read more

Crystal Coast Fishing Report for Mid-August

Crystal Coast. Who says you need a boat to catch king mackerel? In fact one of the king mackerel catching hot spots is a place you can walk to. No really! It’s at the end of the Bogue Inlet Pier located in Emerald Isle. There have been a multitude of kings caught in the 15 to 20 pound range. And a lot of kings caught in the 20 to 30 pound range. And believe it or not, there have been several kings caught in the...
Read more

Saltwater Catch 2012 Data Just Released

Saltwater Catch Data. Answer this question quickly. What do you think is number one on the list of recreationally harvested fish in North Carolina? Would you believe dolphin? The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) today released its 2012 harvest data for both commercial and recreational fishermen. If you thought the dolphin question was surprising, just wait to find out the whole story. Some of its good and…

Read more

Catch Fish Memorial Day Weekend

Catch fish! Get ready for your Memorial Day weekend of fishing along Carteret County and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. We still have the early spring time fish but now have been joined with the summertime species. The early arrival fish are still here. The late comers have moved in. It all adds up to one of the best times of the year to go fishing. Bogue Inlet Pier has just reported beach water temperatures in the 72-74 degree…

Read more

Two 800 Pound Gorillas in the Game Fish Room

Game fish status for three species of fish is back in the news and in the North Carolina Legislature. But while certain groups are debating the status of speckled trout, red drum and striped bass everyone is missing the two 800 pound gorillas that are sitting in the room. If North Carolina isn’t careful House Bill 983 is going to unleash them both….

Read more