Fishing opportunities abound in the "Friendly City by the Sea." The question is…what type of fish do you want to catch? Flounder? Trout? King Mackerel or Red Drum? Whether you have access to a boat or prefer to fish from shore, fishing is a sport that can be enjoyed by 'kids' of all ages.

There are three unique inlets to the ocean just a short distance from Downtown Swansboro – Queens Creek, Bear Creek, and the White Oak River.

Also good to know!

  • The Bogue Inlet has navigational aides to transit into the ocean.
  • The Bogue Inlet Pier is just a short drive away.
  • There are numerous nearshore and offshore wrecks, ledges and artificial reefs.
  • Surf Fishing is popular from Bear Island at Hammocks Beach State Park.

Boaters will enjoy easy access to Casper's Marina. Located directly on the Intracoastal Waterway in downtown Swansboro, Casper's Marina provides a wide variety of boating services. Gas up here before exploring the pristine waters surround Swansboro or a fun day of fishing.

Swansboro's local fishing charters are Pogie's, Nancy Lee Fishing Charters and Instigator Fishing & Diving Charters. Give them a call and they will get you out on the water.

And don't forget you can get a line wet right off the dock at Swansboro's Bicentennial Park and the Main Street Dock... just don't get too distracted by the views!

Don't get caught with too many fish or ones that are too little...make sure you know the current size and creel limits. For more information call the NC Division of Marine Fisheries at (252) 726-7021 or (800) 682-2632.

Book your stay at Swansboro's Hampton Inn & Suites or at one of our many unique accommodations like the Church Street Innor one of our Airbnb's or VRBO rentals!