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    Default launching at Emerald Isle - What's biting?

    Next week will be launching at the NC Wildlife ramp in Emerald Isle.

    I see that there are a lot of islands there in Goose Creek Shoals.

    Anybody know what's biting, and what they're biting?

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    Trout, Flounder Reds , normal baits

    disclaimer ; I have only fished the Emerald Isle area a couple of times and it was years ago but see reports from friends and others often so take my reply as half a%&ed

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    I was down in July. Like the previous mention the carolina slam was there. I used gulp shrimp, zman diesel minnows and a jig head. Pretty simple. Look for current where it looks different from either how it loops around a grass line or how it changes from an oyster bed underneath. Pockets of grass where the water swirls in. Also when I was out mullet where jumping and u could go after those areas as well. I recommend Procure as well when fishing none gulp. I believe it makes a difference. Nuese sport shop should have everything. My son is going to go out the next 3 days with a friend of mind down there. Hope the both of u get on them.

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    I also just looked where u are launching. I was more towards Swansboro across the bridge. If u don't get much where u are I recommend going that direction.

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    Sorry for the late reply but I second what others. Fish current seems off grass and point or at high tide fish 1-3’ bays at the point of grass or where you see bait. Bridge fishing with shrimp or crabs could get you some sheep’s head/ black drum. There is another yak launch at a park off coast guard road toward the inlet that could offer some different area. I fish the other side of the bridge to swansboro mostly so I don’t have any specifics. Good luck!


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    He got his first puppy drum. Hope you all have more success.

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    Saw a lot of bait in that shallow water, had a lot of fun in the kayak.

    Hooked something between an oyster shoal and a grass island that actually took out some drag and pulled the 'yak sideways for a moment, but it got off.

    Thanks [email protected] for the bait recommendations - worked very well!

    Will be heading back there when I can!

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    NP glad you had a great trip.

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    I wasn't at Emerald Isle but I was on the coast last week, caught a few big drum 36 inches, 24 inches and 22 inches. A sea trout and a ton of lady fish

    Edit: Oops just saw you already went, glad you had fun

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