SEASONAL GUIDE TO SPORTFISHING THE SOUTHERN NC COAST

January

Offshore: Wahoo, King Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper

Near-shore: Bluefin Tuna, Sea Bass, Grunts

Inshore: Speckled Trout, Red Drum
 

February

Offshore: Wahoo, King Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, Grouper, Snapper

Near-shore: Bluefin Tuna, Sea bass, Grunts

Inshore: Speckled Trout, Red Drum

March

Offshore: Yellowfin tuna, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper

Near-shore: False Albacore, Atlantic Bonito, Sea bass, Grey Trout

Inshore: Bluefish, Red Drum, Flounder

April

Offshore: Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, King Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper

Near-shore: Atlantic Bonito, Grey Trout, Sea bass

Inshore: Bluefish, Red Drum, Flounder

 

May

Offshore: Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Grouper, Snapper

Near-shore: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Atlantic Bonito, Sea bass

Inshore: Bluefish, Red Drum
 

June

Offshore: Mahi-Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Blue Marlin

Near-shore: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper

Inshore: Red Drum, Bluefish, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead

July

Offshore: Mahi-Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Wahoo

Near-shore: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Amberjack, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Grouper

Inshore: Red Drum, Bluefish, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead

August

Offshore: Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, Blue Marlin

Near-shore: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Sailfish, Barracuda, amberjack,
Mahi-Mahi, Grouper

Inshore: Flounder, Red Drum, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Bluefish

September

Offshore: Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, White Marlin

Near-shore: King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, Mahi-Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, Grey Trout

Inshore: Flounder, Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Black Drum

October

Offshore: Wahoo, Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna

Near-shore: King Mackerel, False Albacore, Grouper, Snapper, Grey Trout

Inshore: Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Flounder, Black Drum, Bluefish

November

Offshore: Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, King Mackerel

Near-shore: King Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, Sea bass, Bluefin Tuna

Inshore: Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Flounder, Bluefish

December

Offshore: Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper

Near-shore: Grouper, Snapper, Sea bass, BLuefin Tuna
Inshore: Speckled