Top fishing trips in Morehead City, NC
Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in Morehead City
What are the best fishing charters in Morehead City?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 10 trips in Morehead City, and the most popular trips in the area are Disabled Vet Fishing Project guided by Joseph, NC Mackerel Trip guided by Jeffrey, and NC Bottom Fishing Trip guided by Jeffrey.
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What types of fishing charters are common in Morehead City?
Inshore fishing is the most popular in Morehead City as well as nearshore fishing and offshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Morehead City are: 1. spanish mackerel, 2. blacktip shark, 3. king mackerel / kingfish, 4. mahi mahi / dorado, and 5. cobia.
The most common fishing techniques in Morehead City are light tackle fishing, trolling, and drift fishing but bottom fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.
How much do Morehead City fishing charters cost?
in Morehead City prices can range anywhere from $475 to $2,350, but the average price for a half day in Morehead City is $500. The average price for a full day in Morehead City is $908.
When is the best time to go fishing in Morehead City?
The most popular season for fishing in Morehead City is fall, and most anglers book their trips 22 days in advance.
Where can I get a Morehead City fishing license and what are the bag limits in Morehead City?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Morehead City, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Morehead City. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Morehead City.
Fishing in Morehead City
With an ideal location, Morehead City (and nearby Emerald Isle) are great jumping-off points for inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing. With a wide variety of fish species and endless spots to catch them, this is an ideal place for any angler to take a trip.
Morehead City Inshore Fishing
Inshore fishing lets you explore the inlets, miles of shoreline, and sounds that Morehead City has to offer. The major bodies of water commonly fished are the Beaufort, Barden, and Drum inlets, and the Bogue, Back, and Core sounds as well as the Newport River. This provides plenty of inshore fishing opportunities and spots to target the species you are after. The inshore species you can expect to catch are redfish, black drum, spotted sea trout (speckled trout), and sheepshead. There are so many options, it is easy for our guides to tailor a trip based on your needs.
Morehead City Nearshore Fishing
There are endless reefs, shipwrecks, and underwater structures off the coast holding tons of exhilarating fish. Various snapper and grouper species along with tilefish hang out around these deep structures and dropping baited lines is the best way to catch them. Trolling around the reefs and other nearshore structures will produce sea bass, amberjack, kingfish, and albacore all of which will put up an incredible fight. Nearshore fishing out of Morehead City is an ideal fishing trip with short travel times and plenty of formidable fish.
Offshore Fishing in Morehead City
Located in the corner of North Carolina, the area gets some incredible offshore fishing. Heading out to the vast offshore fishing grounds your options include sought-after sportfish like tuna, sailfish, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. If you are feeling adventurous, head here for the giant bluefin tuna run from December through February. For anglers that can’t get enough, take an overnight trip out to Ocracoke or Hatteras to hit remote waters that hold giant fish.
Things to Do in Morehead City
Morehead City has an incredible history and beautiful scenery and as a result, provides plenty of activities on and off the water. For the history buff in the group, Fort Macon State park highlights the history of the area with the opportunity to tour the perfectly restored Civil War-era Fort Macon. The Radio Island Public beach offer relaxation and ocean views while the Calico Creek Boardwalk offers peaceful sightseeing. With plenty of restaurants and bars to keep you entertained, Morehead City is the perfect place for your next trip.