Bogue Sound near Emerald Isle, North Carolina
The Bogue Sound is absolutely loaded with nice flounder, some up to 10lbs. It seems everywhere you look in the Sound there is good flounder structure. Fish for them with live menhaden or mullet fished on the bottom or by casting jigs tipped with scented soft plastics. Don't think flounder are the only fish in here worth catching though, the red drum also offers amazing fishing. Fish for them near the grassy edges and boat docks during high tide and then the flats at the edges during low tide. Walk-the-dog topwaters, jigs, and hard plastic plugs are great ways to catch the nice redfish found here, but the most reliable way to catch redfish is to fish live menhaden or milled under a float rig or live or cut bait on the bottom. If you prefer catching speckled trout, you are in luck, the sound offers great fishing for them too. They can commonly be found around oyster beds, sea walls, marsh edges, and riprap. The bridges hold every species found in the sound. Bluefish and Spanish mackerel move into the sound in the spring, summer, and fall. Target the schools with jigs, spoons, or topwater poppers. If you prefer flies Clouser flies and poppers work just as well.
Bogue Sound Fishing near Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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Details for Bogue Sound
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Bay
Lat/Long: 34.696552 -76.935776
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Description for Bogue Sound, Carteret County, North Carolina
Bogue Sound is a bay located just 1.5 miles from Emerald Isle, in Carteret County, in the state of North Carolina, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including redfish, flounder, black drum and red drum here.
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Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
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