Fishing in Beaufort, NC

Fishing in Beaufort, NC, and Down East and Harkers Island, situated on the Intracoastal Waterway of the Atlantic Ocean, is ideal. Get your boat and fishing gear and head out to catch the big one. The businesses here have the fishing expertise and equipment you need for a successful day on the water. Get the latest Beaufort, NC, fishing report here, too. Check out these businesses for a complete stay and fish package.

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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

617 Front Street
Boat & Ticket Booth
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728.TOUR(8687)

The Crystal Coast Lady has a full schedule of daily cruises offered from the beautiful Beaufort waterfront. From breathtaking Sunset Dinner Cruises to Wild Pony and Dolphin Scenic Cruises, Cape Lookout and Shackleford Shelling Excursions, Pirate Adventures, and Fishing, the Crystal Coast Lady offers unforgettable outings suited for any occasion. Private Charters...more about Crystal Coast Lady Cruises

1002 Island Rd.
Harkers Island, NC
(252) 728-3907

A full-service marina with 70 slips for boats of 30 feet or less, Harkers Island Fishing Center has a launch ramp, repair services, a lift for dry storage, a supply store, and gas and diesel fuel service.They also offer charter fishing trips aboard the boat, Last Cast. Efficiency motel rooms and ferry service...more about Harkers Island Fishing Center

36 Country Club Drive
Minnesott Beach, NC 28510
(252) 670-2841

Captain Dave Stewart knows local waters and the fish that live there.   Having fished the area for 35 years, in 2007 Dave decided to share his knowledge and began guiding.  He specializes in trout, drum (slot and BIG), flounder, rock, shark and cobia. Depending on weather, Capt. Dave can get you...more about KneEDeeP Custom Charters

232 W. Beaufort Rd.
Beaufort, NC
(252) 728-6111

Just north of the Beaufort drawbridge, Town Creek offers many services, including a complete boat yard with a 50-ton lift, 88 wet slips with floating docks, transient dockage for boats up to 140 feet, dry storage, and gas and diesel fuels. They have a  restaurant called Fish Tales that is popular...more about Town Creek Marina and Yacht Sales

Fishing Gear

The BoatHouse at Front Street Village
2400 Lennoxville Road
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 838-1524

For locals and visitors traveling the Intracoastal Waterway, The BoatHouse at Front Street Village located at the east end of Front Street in Beaufort offers a complete Ship's Store open to the public seven days a week and conveniently located by land or by sea. The Chandlery Ship's Store is an...more about Front Street Village

Saltwater Fishing Tournaments

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Beaufort Fishing
Various locations
Morehead City, NC
(252) 247-3575

June 8-16, 2018 Big Rock — one hardly needs to say more. The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament celebrates its 59th anniversary in 2016 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 60-plus boats...more about Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Spanish Mackerel and Dolphin Fishing Tournament Beaufort Fishing
Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 222-6222

July 20 - 21, 2018 Carteret Community College Foundation invites all those who love to fish to the 11th Annual Spanish Mackerel & Dolphin Fishing Tournament – North Carolina’s Premier Family Fishing Tournament.  Held at The Boathouse at Front Street Village, in Beaufort, NC, this two-day event will be filled with a Captains’...more about Spanish Mackerel and Dolphin Fishing Tournament

Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Tournament Beaufort Fishing
Various locations
Swansboro, NC 28584
(252) 241-0669

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 Swansboro Rotary Fishing Tournament...more about Swansboro Rotary Bluewater Tournament

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