Fishing in Emerald Isle, NC

Emerald Isle, NC has it all - deep sea charter, offshore or surf fishing. Need bait, a rod, reel and fishing tackle? If you don't get your fishing needs met here, check out our Atlantic Beach and Morehead City fishing sections for additional information.

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Fishing Reports

What's biting when and where is as important to avid anglers as the world news is to the rest of us. Information about catches is available at most bait and tackle shops, marinas, piers or charter boat rental offices. To get the inside track on where to fish, read the Carteret County News-Times. Every Friday it publishes "On the Line," a column by fishing writer Capt. Jerry Dilsaver. Pick up a print copy of the paper or read it online.

Fishing Piers

100 Bogue Inlet Drive
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 354-2919

This 1,000-foot lighted pier is a popular spot for anglers and beachgoers. Parking in the large lot is free if you are fishing. During the summer there is a $15 charge on Saturday and Sunday for general parking, but there is no charge the rest of the year. Summer parking is free Monday through...more about Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier

Fishing Gear

K&V Plaza, 307 Mangrove Blvd.
Emerald Isle, NC
(252) 354-1949

K&V Grocery is a convenience store and gas station as well as a bait and tackle shop. At this year-round shop anglers will find groceries, all kinds of bait, crabbing supplies and tackle boxes. Also for sale are rods and reels and rain gear for those dedicated to fishing no matter...more about K&V Grocery

Drift Brothers Tackle nad Custom Rods

Saltwater Fishing Tournaments

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Emerald Isle Fishing
Various locations
Morehead City, NC
(252) 247-3575

June 11 - 19, 2021  Big Rock — one hardly needs to say more. The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament celebrates its 64th anniversary in 2021 and is one of the oldest and largest sport-fishing tournaments of its kind in the country. The nine-day event includes a one-day lady angler tournament boasting...more about Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Tournament Emerald Isle Fishing
Various locations
Swansboro, NC 28584
(252) 241-0669

May 29 - 31, 2020 Swansboro Rotary Club's Bluewater Tournament is held on Memorial Day weekend. Formerly combined with the King Mackerel tournament, the tournaments were split into two separate weekends. The new name for the tournament series is The Swansboro Rotary Fishing Tournament Series. The King Mackerel and Inshore Trout and LizardFish tournaments take place in October. 

The May...more about Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Tournament

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