Southport/Oak Island

Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport – April 23, 2015

Southport – April 23, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the fishing around Southport just keeps getting better. Anglers are catching more flounder by the week, and they’re finding them around ICW and Cape Fear River docks, in the creeks, and in the marshes. Both live baits and artificials like Gulps, bucktail jigs, or curlytail grubs will […]

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Southport – April 9, 2015

Southport – April 9, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that inshore anglers have been finding some solid black drum fishing around Southport recently (with good numbers of fish and some to 26”). Most are feeding around oyster rocks and docks in the creeks, and shrimp fished on the bottom are fooling them. Sheepshead are making an early […]

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Southport – March 26, 2015

Southport – March 26, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that fishing seems to be turning on in the backwaters, and anglers can look forward to further improvement as water temperatures climb over the coming month. Most of the action has been in the creeks, where anglers are connecting with solid numbers of puppy drum and speckled trout […]

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Southport – March 5, 2015

Southport – March 5, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that fishing opportunities have been limited over the course of the winter, but anglers were still finding some decent inshore action until the brutal cold spells of the past few weeks. Most of the winter action has been taking place in the creeks and canals off the ICW […]

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Southport – Winter 2014-2015

Southport – Winter 2014-2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers are still finding plenty of speckled trout around Southport (including some to 6+ lbs.). Most of the fish have moved into the creeks due to the falling water temperatures, and anglers can expect them to continue to push further back in the tributaries as it gets […]

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