Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport – June 7, 2018

Southport – June 7, 2018

Annette, of Dutchman Bait and Tackle, reports that red drum can be found just about anywhere inshore, and they are biting both live and artificial (especially topwater) baits. Some flounder have been caught, but even the keepers have been a little skinny. Speckled trout have been found sporadically, but there aren’t any really hot holes […]

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Southport – May 24, 2018

Southport – May 24, 2018

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that some small whiting are being caught, with the action still best behind Bald Head Island. Most of the whiting have come off of fresh shrimp. Some bluefish, black drum, and croaker are all being landed in the surf, with cut bait and shrimp being the go […]

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Southport – May 10, 2018

Southport – May 10, 2018

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that the whiting are still biting well, especially behind Bald Head Island. Fresh shrimp remains the top bait for these fish. Some chopper bluefish are being landed in the surf, and they’re falling for cut bait as well as shrimp. There have been a few flounder reported, […]

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Southport – April 26, 2018

Southport – April 26, 2018

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that some sharks and big skates have been landed in the surf lately. Several chopper bluefish have been caught from the beaches. They’re falling for both mullet and artificials. In the surf and river, some nice black drum (12-18”) are around, with shrimp being the go to […]

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Southport – April 12, 2018

Southport – April 12, 2018

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that both keeper red and black drum are around in the ICW. The reds are falling for fresh shrimp as well as artificials (such as Storm shrimp). The black drum are being caught exclusively on fresh shrimp. A few flounder have been landed, but most have been […]

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