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Southport/Oak Island

Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport – July 30, 2015

Southport – July 30, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers are seeing some typical late-summer action, with hot water keeping fishing a bit on the slow side but most people finding some action. Inshore, flounder are still feeding around the Southport waterfront and in the creeks. They’re biting live finger mullet and menhaden along with Gulps […]

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Southport – July 23, 2015

Southport – July 23, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers continue to encounter some cobia and king mackerel within a few miles of the beachfront at Oak Island. Both are taking an interest in live baits like menhaden. The spanish mackerel bite remains good closer to the beachfront. Anglers are hooking the spaniards while trolling Clarkspoons […]

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Southport – July 16, 2015

Southport – July 16, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers continue to catch solid numbers of flounder around Southport (and fish to 8+ lbs. have been weighed in recently). The fish are feeding around docks, other structure, and in the creeks and marshes. Live baits are producing most of the flatfish action, but anglers can also […]

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Southport – July 9, 2015

Southport – July 9, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers are seeing a solid flounder bite in the area (with big numbers of 2-3 lb. fish up to some 5-7 lb. citations recently). The fish are feeding around docks, drop-offs, and other structure in the area, and anglers are hooking them on live baits along with […]

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Southport – July 2, 2015

Southport – July 2, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the hard southwest winds have slowed fishing a bit over the past week, but anglers have still been finding some decent action inshore. Speckled trout continue to feed in the creeks and around inshore structure near Southport and Oak Island. Anglers can fool the specks on live […]

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