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Emerald Isle Charter Fishing Report: Summer 2021

It's summertime for reals in Emerald Isle, NC! Water temperatures are climbing daily, and the backwaters are really coming to life as the bait starts to flush out of the estuaries. The rivers and inland creeks are full of redfish, black drum, flounder, and trout enjoying the buffet. The marshes and mudflats in the sound are covered with redfish, black drum, and flounder waiting to pounce on a live mullet, shrimp, or crab. The deeper cuts and waterway edges have bluefish, spanish mackerel, and trout feeding on glass minnows coming to and from the ocean on the stronger tides. Bridges and docks are holding black drum, redfish, and sheepshead roaming the pilings looking for shrimp and crabs.

There are cobia, mackerel, and sharks cruising around bait schools and nearshore structures and reefs. The bottom fishing is producing grouper, amberjack, seabass, porgies, snapper, and triggerfish. Trolling and live baiting for mahi and wahoo is excellent right now closer to the Gulf Stream.

Get in on the Summer Fishing Action and book a trip with Captain Rob Koraly and Sandbar Safari! Call 252-725-4614 or email