Popular Emerald Isle Fishing Spots
The Crystal Coast features an amazing variety of fish throughout the year. Cobia are a popular catch in the spring. During the summer, flounder can be found in the inlets. The fall welcomes black drum, often weighing in at nearly a hundred pounds. The cold winter months offer some of the best striped bass and speckled trout fishing. And redfish, or red drum, are available year round in shallower waters.
Popular Pier and Surf Fishing Areas:
Popular Offshore Fishing Areas:
- Along the coast from Beaufort Inlet to Cape Lookout National Seashore
- Waters off of Fort Macon State Park
Surf Fishing in Emerald Isle
The following Crystal Coast beaches are accessible for fishing:
Know the rules and regulations for obtaining your North Carolina fishing license.
Deep-Sea Fishing off Emerald Isle, NC
Looking to cast a line in deeper waters? Explore a detailed list of fishing charters available in and around Emerald Isle.
The Chamber of Commerce can provide a listing of charter boats for fishing, diving and cruising. You can also get information on piers and other fishing areas.
Local Phone: (252) 726-6350
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