Morehead City, North Carolina Fishing Overview

Because of its unique geographical situation Morehead City can offer some of the best nearshore and offshore fishing in the Carolinas. Charters will take you to Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle and beyond and there is no shortage of ground to cover.

Everything You Need to Know About Morehead City, North Carolina Fishing

What Can You Catch in Morehead City?

An interesting geographical position means Morehead City (and nearby Emerald Isle) are great hopping off points for inshore and offshore fishing.

Inshore and nearshore fishing includes three inlets (Beaufort, Barders, and Drum) and miles of inshore waters and sounds (you can fish the Bogue Sound, Back Sound, Core Sound, and Newport River). This means more opportunities for you and better chances of catching all the fish you can. Because there are so many options, it is easy for our guides to tailor a trip based on your timeframe, species preferences, and interests.

Expect to catch redfish, black drum, spotted sea trout (speckled trout), and sheepshead inshore.

Heading Offshore Out of Morehead City

This is where the real fun starts. Because of where it is located in the corner of North Carolina, the area gets some incredible offshore fishing. Heading out your options are endless: Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo, Sail, Snappers, Grouper, Tilefish, and Black Sea Bass.

If you are really feeling adventurous, head here for the giant bluefin tuna run in December, January, and February, or take an overnight trip out to Ocracoke or Hatteras.

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