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Opportunities abound for fishing in Emerald Isle. Whether you choose to cast a line from atop Bogue Inlet Pieror head out for the day on a fishing charter, the coastal waters of North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks are a saltwater angler’s wish come true.

Explore the many great opportunities for fishing along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast.

fishing in emerald isle on nc's crystal coast

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:

Surf Fishing in Emerald Isle

The following Crystal Coast beaches are accessible for fishing:

Fishing Licenses

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
Toll Free: (800) 622-6278

Don’t hesitate to contact Emerald Isle Realty’s Activities Department for information on fishing in Emerald Isle, NC. Call (866) 586-6980 or email