Newport River near Beaufort, North Carolina
It takes some exploration to familiarize yourself with the extensive flats, bars, oyster beds, and channels of the Newport River, but once you do you will find good fishing for many different saltwater species. In the winter the speckled trout are your best bet. In the spring though the specks mix with puppy drum and make for some fun fishing. There is always the possible of catching a flounder or black drum. Topwater walk-the-dog lures work the best for reds and specks. Jigs tipped with soft plastics or bait and hard plastic plugs are also good bets. Fishing live bait on float rigs over the edges of the oyster bed or over the tops of sand bars work for all species all the time. In fall when the water is really clear it can be a ton of fun to sight cast for redfish with fly tackle or topwaters.
Newport River Fishing near Beaufort, North Carolina
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Details for Newport River
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Stream
Lat/Long: 34.692383 -76.672150
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Description for Newport River, Carteret County, North Carolina
Newport River is a stream located just 1.8 miles from Beaufort, in Carteret County, in the state of North Carolina, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including redfish, red drum, black drum and flounder here. Alternate names for this stream include Coranine River.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit North Carolina Fish & Wildlife
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
chart to determine when the fish will be most active.