Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – September 15, 2016

Southport – September 15, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that the flounder bite has picked up over the last few weeks, with large flounder being reported at local tournaments. The flatfish have been falling for both artificial and live baits. Bucktails, Gulp soft plastics, and live mullet are all working. Anglers looking for flounder on nearshore reefs […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – September 1, 2016

Southport – September 1, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that the inshore fishing remains steady, with citation flounder still being weighed in. Throwing artificials or using live mullet on a Carolina rig will fool the flatfish. Those looking for flounder should target the usual places, such as the waterfront, the nearshore reefs, and the back creeks. Speckled […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – August 18, 2016

Southport – August 18, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the flounder fishing has picked up inshore, and several citation-sized flounder have recently been weighed in. Live bait will fool the flatfish, as well as throwing artificials. The Southport waterfront, Yaupon Reef, Cape Creek, and Cedar Creek are all strong places to look for the flounder, as […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – August 4, 2016

Southport – August 4, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the bite is on the slow side, with flounder in particular slowing down. There are larger fish being weighed in (5-7 lbs.), but fewer in general, especially of the 3-4 lb. variety. The flatfish will take finger mullet or peanut pogies on Carolina rigs, as well as […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – July 21, 2016

Southport – July 21, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the flounder bite inshore and on the reefs has picked up, and anglers are connecting with the fish on artificials (such as Gulp soft plastics) and live baits (such as mud minnows, finger mullet, and peanut pogies) on Carolina rigs. Bouncing bucktails off the bottom will also […]

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