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Important Crystal Coast GPS (N latitude/W longitude)

 

BIG ROCK: (34 09.94/76 10.79, 34 18.31/76 11.05, 34 10.62/76 08.40) It is located 39 mi.  SE of Beaufort Inlet at a heading of 161 degrees.  Less crowded is the Swansboro Hole 16 mi.  SW of the Big Rock (34 00.461/76 16.085)

The Rise: N 34 00 80        W 076 22 72

The 90-ft. drop area is located about 34 miles SE of Beaufort Inlet between the 14-Buoy (WR 14) and the Big Rock.  It is a 3-tier drop where the bottom drops from 90ft to 180 ft in the space of a few miles.  Warm water eddies from the gulf stream are directed into this area after being deflected from the Big Rock and because of this, plus the underwater ledges, this can be a productive fishing area at times for all sorts of game fish.  This area is marked on most charts of the area and Loran numbers are 27007.2/39572.4 and GPS numbers are 34 12.65/76 15.27.

Other offshore locations out of Beaufort Inlet: Certainly, the West Rock is approx. 22 miles out of Beaufort Inlet on a heading 180 degrees at loran 27072.1/39521.5 and GPS 34 17.86/76 35.06. This is in the general area of the 240 rock, 210 rock, and AR 305.  The West Rock is listed on all of the charts for the area and is really productive for kings, dolphin later in the summer, and bottom fishing year round.  It has been the experience that the West Rock sees less traffic than some of the surrounding reefs which is fine since this reef is as productive as any in the area and you don’t have to a lot of boat traffic.

Other inshore locations out of Beaufort Inlet: Dead Tree Hole (34 39.24/76 38.06), 1.5 miles South of Shackleford Banks, 3-mi. East of Beaufort Inlet.  Barge, North of the Trawler Buoy off of Cape Lookout.  Dump Site Buoy, just West of the old sea buoy at Beaufort Inlet.  This is marked with a yellow marker.  AR 315, 320 etc.  Check the NC-DMF site for info on location and structure of these AR’s. (http://www.ncdmf.net ) AR 315 is great for deep jigging for Spanish and grays and live minnows for flounder.

Out of Bogue Inlet 45 min. Rock, Keypost Rocks, AR 340, 342, 345 are productive. Keypost Rocks KP1: 34 38.18/77 01.90, KP2 34 37.75/77 01.76. SE Bottoms: Head S/E out of Bogue Inlet for 10 miles and you will be on SEB, they extend out another 2 miles. GPS-34 30.357/76 59.972. It is just over from Charley “C”, buoy.

 

AR315 – BUOY (ATLANTIC BEACH)  48′         N 34 40.200         W 76 44.400

AR320 – BUOY (CLIFTON MOSS)     48′         N 34 39.320      W 76 48.250

Dead Tree Hole Area (off Shackleford Banks) N 34 38.748     W 76 35.559

Bogue Inlet Sea Buoy N 34 37.596 W 77 06.124

30 min rock: 34 32.69, 76 24.09, 45 min rock: 34 33.06, 77 03.31

Honey Hole/Sponge Rock 34 26.300, 77 01.300

Christmas Rock: 34 24.00, 77 08.78

Diver’s Rock: 34 29.42, 77 16.37

45-Minute Rock:     N 34 33.06           W 77 03.31

Bear Inlet Rock:     N 34 35.14  W 77 08.71

East Rock (Bogue):          N 34 35.33           W 76 56.75

Honey Hole/Sponge Rock:     N 34 26.30           W 77 01.30

Honeymoon Rock:   N 34 27.65           W 77 08.78

Keypost Rock: KP1: N 34 38.18   W77 01.90, KP2:  N 34 37.75   W 77 01.76

Lost Rock:            N 34 32.00           W 77 06.06

Southeast Bottoms:        SEB1:     N 34 29.42   W 77 01.62, SEB2: N 34 30.10   W76 59.74, SEB3: N 34 29.18   W76 58.34

Station Rock:  N 34 35.27               W 77 04.11

AR 330 N 34 33.380         W 76 51.160

AR342   N 34 36.320         W 77 02.110

AR340                   N 34 34.210         W 76 58.180

AR345   N 34 32.180         W 76 58.280

AR350   N 34 29.900         W 77 21.300

AR355   N 34 21.110         W 77 20.000

Jerry’s Reef        N 34 28.970         W 76 53.190

Rock South of 13              N 34 28.510         W 76 54.260

 

 

Alphabet Buoys out of Bogue Inlet

A- Buoy                N 34 36.348                        W 077 05.508           46 ft.

B- Buoy                N 34 35.467                        W 077 01.590            49 ft.

C- Buoy                N 34 30.056                        W 077 02.086            60 ft.

D- Buoy                N 34 25.538                        W 077 05.737             70 ft.

E- Buoy                 N 34 22.601                       W 077 10.951              68 ft.

F- Buoy                 N 34 21.930                       W 077 17.515              60 ft.

G- Buoy                N 34 23.656                       W 077 23.645               51 ft.

H- Buoy                N 34 27.938                       W 077 21.164               44 ft.

 

 

D Wreck-34 36.37/76 18.88

Summerlin Reef (AR 285 buoy)-34 33.37/76 26.24

30 Min Rock-34 32.69/76 24.09

East Rock (Beaufort)-34 30.61/76 21.38

1700 Rock-34 33.34/76 20.12

 

Liberty Ship/Tug Boat/AR364 (Wrightsville Beach) 34 14.80, 77 42.95

 

Wreck Name                      Latitude               Longitude

Caribe Sea                           34 35.580             76 18.050

Hutton                                  34 39.461             76 48.434

Suloide                 34 32.694             76 53.729

Sub (U-352)                        34 13.655             76 33.893

Atlas Tanker                       34 31.685             76 14.457

LST Indra                              34 33.753             76 51.091

*Buoy 7(Home)                34 40.599             76 40.236

Aeolus                                  34 16.695             76 38.576

**Liberty Ship                   34 40.200             76 44.410

Amagansett                       34 32.218             76 14.866

Fenwick Isle                       34 26.240             76 29.410

Naeco                                   34 01.530             76 38.900

Schurtz                 34 11.268             76 36.121

Hardee                                 34 18.510             76 24.130

Papoose                              34 08.670             76 39.120

*Home Buoy can be safely reached from anywhere on the west side

**May not be correct

4 Responses to “Crystal Coast GPS”

  1. Stephen Everhart

    Why does LST Indra and AR-330 have two different coordinates? It is the same wreck.

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    • Doc

      The Indra Wreck is part of AR 330. The GPS is the central designation for the entire AR which has several wrecks, concrete pipes and other debris that make up AR 330.

      Reply
  2. Laurie Wardrop

    We are staying in Hatteras. Are there marks nearby that we could fish for snapper and grouper nearby?

    Reply

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