Fishing in Swansboro/Cape Carteret, NC

Find the fishing you dreamed about in the waters near Swansboro and Cape Carteret.  There are docks conveniently located and businesses with bait, advice, and equipment you need to catch the big one.

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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.

Head, Charter and Tour Boats

Swansboro, NC 28584
(910) 459-2257

With over 20 years of boating and fishing experience, Captain Chris Sewell of Fishead Charters can make your day a truly enjoyable experience. Offering light tackle Offshore, Inshore, Near-Shore, night shark fishing and flounder gigging, Capt. Chris can customize a half-day (four hour) or full-day (six hour) trip for up to six passengers....more about Fishead Charters

128 Corbett Ave.
Swansboro, NC 28584
(252) 354-3474

Three miles from Emerald Isle, Nancy Lee Fishing Charters offers five-hour head-boat fishing charters for adults and children as well as five-, eight- and 11-hour private charters that consist of bottom fishing and trolling. All of Capt. Lee Manning's vessels are Coast Guard inspected and equipped with the latest safety and...more about Nancy Lee Fishing Charters

107 Front St
Swansboro, NC 28584
(910) 324-7876

Pogie's Fishing Center specializes in in-shore and near-shore fishing and kayaking. Their friendly staff is knowledgeable and eager to help you whether you are a novice or an expert on the water. The products they offer include fly fishing tackle, rods and reels, spin fishing tackle, rods and reels, recreational and...more about Pogie's

Captain Stacy Fishing Center

Saltwater Fishing Tournaments

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Swansboro/Cape Carteret 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 Swansboro/Cape Carteret 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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