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tadpole An Myself Are Going Fishing Oct 5 In The Morehead City Area , We Would Like Some Help On The Best Place To Put In An Fish For Reds, Specs. Flounder, We Will Be Fishing Out Of A 19 Ft Bass Boat, So We Need Calm Water An Deep Enough To Float My Boat. Hellllllllp Please. Chris
 

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Hey TC, There's supposed to be a NC Wildlife ramp just off of US 70 as you come into Morehead City. You can also launch at the Radio Island Marina. It might be a little crowded there. There's an Oh Boy Oberto Redfish Tournament in the Morehead City this weekend. It might be your chance to become a TV star. Good Luck.
 

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there's a ramp there on Radio Island, or at least use to be,, I'm sure it's still there.
That'd be the best bet for you guys, unless you go down the road a little to Harkers Island.

Harker's Island Marina has a ramp. they do charge to launch, but they have good parking and a wash down hose you can use to hose out the boat and flush the motor. They sell bait, drinks, ice as well and other TM trinkets.

Good luck! catch'm up!
 

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I'd say there Barden inlet... over at the rock jetty (but not sure how navigable lighthouse channel is right now,, very very skinny water and the shoaling changes all the time).. Beaufort inlet area and behind the banks, back up in the channel mouths in/around Harkers, under and north of the bridge by Radio Island and the turn basin.... lot's of area to cover in and around there..

I've usually had good luck around the hook though there at Barden inlet..

Good luck guys!
 

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I'm not going anywhere NEAR Morehead this weekend.. Seafood festival!!
 
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North Carolina Sportsman has a great article in October's issue about Reds in the Morehead City area. In a nutshell, it says the Haystacks and Creeks in the area east of Radio Island such as Spooner Creek. Might be a good idea to watch some of the guys fishing the Redish Cup , this weekend. From a distance of course.
 

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sundrop. the wife and friends are going down saturday to seafood fest. and i would like to go to redfish weight in so i can meet roland martin. chris
 

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wear comfortable shoes !!! You gonna walk ALOT! have fun and take notes on the water so I can go back with you sometime!!
 
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i Checked On The Ramp At Radio Island, There Is No More Ramp, Sold For New Condos, Boy Do We Need More Of Those On The Water. Spoke With A Local He Said Use The Ramp At Mhc And Go To Haystacks. Chris
 

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Check on the one owned by the city of Beaufort between Radio Island and the Airfield. It is on 1170 or just off of it. I believe it is a tad closer to you. Pretty close to the same distance from the haystacks as the ramp on Sugar Loaf Island. Maybe you can find a parking place at one or the other.
 

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Dang! there ya go... puttin up "rack N stacks".... that stinks.. Oh well... at least now we all know the Radio Island ramp is no mo'...

Hopefully Harkers Island tackle is still around....

There is a state ramp there just past the Marine Fisheries... decent parking, ramps are ok.
 

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Chris/Tadplole how was the trip? Chris did ya get to meet Roland?
 

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Trip to Morehead City

I just got back home from MHC, had a nice 3 day trip with the wife, fished Friday with tcfisherman whom I found to be a truly nice fellow. I would say Chris is right there with the many nice folks I have met here on NCAngler. Unfornuately we only caught 3 small fish. Saturday the wife and I did the NC Seafood Festival thing and fought the huge crowds for a chance to see more huge crowds. We did the tour of the US Navy ship, the Monterrey. Dave B should check out buying one of these big boys as it had a color GPS about 25 inches x 25 inches and if you can't catch fish from their huge downriggers and decks you can shoot them out of the water with their 25mm guns that fire 4500 rounds pm. The sailor giving us the tour said the ship would use 1.2 million gallons of fuel per week if it cruised all week. Talk about expensive to operate, I wonder how many GPM this computes to. At 3:00 Saturday we just happened to be at the Redfish Tourney weigh in and that was pretty neat to see that live and all. Some of the teams in the tourneyment had 0 fish for the day so I now know it happens to all of us.

The wife and I fished beside and under the Newport river from a new little pier the state has built over the river and I saw a guy catch a redfish that might have been a winner in the tournament at about 8 pounds. We caught just a few spots but the mosquitoes were as thick as you could imagine and we caught plenty of them, sometimes 4 or or 5 at the time. This morning we walked the Oceananna piew and they were really catching the spots and blues, sometimes two at a time, saw one 4 pound Spanish caught on a Gotcha plug. All in all a nice 3 day trip to a beautiful part of out state. I can hardly wait to go back in two weeks.
 

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Regarding water access in the area, I think there are plans to build a public boat ramp adjacent to the new public pier across from Radio Island Marina. I saw that in the newspaper last spring and the guy who runs Radio Island Marina told me the same thing. I was wondering if anyone has heard anything about this.

On a fishing note - I was down there last week. I'm pretty much a beginner but had a great time catching flounder. The funny thing was I spent the first few days trying to catch them and only caught a few. I got to talking to a guy at breakfast one day and he was telling me about all the grey trout being caught just inside the inlet so I figured I'd try it. He told me to just go to where all the boats were bunched up. Well, I put on what I immagined was a good bait for grey trout and went on out there. From Wednesday through Sunday I probably caught close to 200 flounder! Only about 12 -15 were big enough to keep but it sure was fun.
 
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