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The Bogue Sound fishing scene is an inshore angler’s dream. Located on North Carolina’s “Crystal Coast,” it borders all of the area’s most coveted coastal towns. Casting your rod in the productive waters of the Bogue Sound is easy, and you’ll have one of the best views of the area’s well-known sunsets!

This inshore fishing haven earns its reputation on account of its year-round population of Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Black Drum. Seasonal visitors include the almighty Tarpon, as well as Cobia, Mackerel, Kingfish, and the occasional Sheepshead. And if you’re wondering why the fishing here is so good, it's thanks to the area's large-stock of baiting mullet.

When it comes to deciding what kind of trip to choose for your visit to the Bogue Sound, you’ll be happy to know you have plenty of options. A half day trip gives you more than enough time to land a few of the area’s year-round, inshore favorites. If you’re after larger seasonal visitors like Tarpon or Kingfish, opt for a full day on the water and you won’t be disappointed.

The Bogue Sound stretches over roughly 25 miles, and encompasses most of the area’s best-known vacation towns. These include Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, and angling hotspot Morehead City. These departure points are dotted with marinas and boat ramps that boast a selection of fishing charters for you to choose from.
 

Rules & Regulations

Anglers fishing the Bogue Sound with a licensed charter captain won’t need to worry about purchasing a fishing license. Your captain will also ensure that you’re staying within the area’s seasonality and bagging limits. 

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January

It doesn’t get all that cold on southern banks of North Carolina, meaning fishing in January can be both productive and comfortable. Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Black Drum could all be in the cards.

February

You’ll still be able to hook the sound’s year-round inshore fish. Moving into nearshore waters, however, may give you a shot at Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel, too.

March

The waters are definitely warming up and that means Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum fishing is only going to get better. It won’t take long to hook your limits!

April

There are enough Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum in the Bogue Sound to keep you entertained all day long. Bluefish join the party inshore and Mackerel fishing heats up nearshore.

May

We did mention that Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Black Drum are year-round targets, right? You can catch them now too, but Bluefish steal their thunder as they hit peak season.

June

It’s officially summer and the coastal towns along the Bogue Sound are brimming with locals and visitors. Be sure to book a charter early – especially if you plan on going after Tarpon!

July

Peak season continues on all fronts! The Spotted Seatrout bite is fantastic and the fishing is amplified by the addition of Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, and Tarpon.

August

Inshore anglers are filling up their coolers with delicious Redfish and Flounder. Don’t worry, Spotted Seatrout is still here too! Tarpon season starts to wind down but you can still get in on some great action.

September

The shores start to empty out, but the waters are still bustling! Schools of Spanish Mackerel come right up to shore, making for exciting angling. This is also your best shot at getting your hands on Sheepshead.

October

The Kingfish are closer than ever, as they come right up to shore to feed before winter hits. There’s no better time to do some inshore game fishing in the Bogue Sound!

November

Early winter is here, but local captains don’t show any signs of slowing down. They’ll take you into the sound for Redfish, Black Drum, and Spotted Seatrout galore.

December

What better way to end of the year than with a cooler full of delicious Redfish? North Carolina fishing is open for business year-round and local captains are more than happy to take you out on the water.

Bogue Sound Fishing Calendar

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Great Morning Fishing!!
Kim H. fished with See Ya Outdoors – Saltwater on May 2, 2021
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We surf fish every time we come down. We had another great successful trip! ( This is actually the reason we come down is to surf fish)
Half day trip, limit hit on blue fish and scored a Spanish Mackerel in about 3 hours. Captain David puts you on fish and knows his stuff! Great time for beginner saltwater fisherman!
Nathaniel V. fished with Hawk Charters on April 27, 2021
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Bring and open mind and an open heart, you will have a great time!
Three quarter day trip with captain David
Roger R. fished with Hawk Charters on April 18, 2021
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Know what is in season and what you would like to fish for and know that it takes time to catch some species of fish.
August fishing trip
Clinton J. fished with Tombstone Charters on August 22, 2020
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Spend as much time with your kids as you can. Life is short.
Fishing with Pete
Elroy T. fished with Energizer Sportfishing on July 18, 2020
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Get there early for parking and be ready for the heat
Half day with Captain Scott and Tyler.
Regina E. fished with Atlantic Ocean Charters - Veteran on May 16, 2020
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This was a great trip. Two of our group were first timers and they enjoyed it thoroughly!
Inshore Fishing with Captain Ben
Paul E. fished with Aqua Therapy Fishing Charters on September 10, 2019
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My experience with the half day charter was excellent and exceeded my expectations. We tied a three day stay in Beaufort with the charter, which worked out well.
Half day with Reelax
Troy T. fished with Reelax Fishing Charters on August 19, 2019
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Keep in mind it’s August. Hard fishing month with heat. Enjoy the experience

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Bogue Sound

According to customer reviews, Hawk Charters, First Due Fishing Charters–Inshore, and Breakwater Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Bogue Sound. Full list of top fishing charters in Bogue Sound.

Hawk Charters, First Due Fishing Charters–Inshore, and Breakwater Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Bogue Sound.

The best way to experience fishing in Bogue Sound is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Bogue Sound.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Bogue Sound are:

We did mention that Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Black Drum are year-round targets, right? You can catch them now too, but Bluefish steal their thunder as they hit peak season. Check availability for local fishing charters in Bogue Sound.