Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport – August 17, 2017

Southport – August 17, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that those tossing Gotcha plugs from the pier have found a good spanish bite in the early morning hours. Anglers walking the surf have also hooked in to a few spanish. Inshore fishing has produced good catches of red drum, flounder, and speckled trout. Most fish have […]

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Southport – August 3, 2017

Southport – August 3, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that inshore fishing has been steady for most species, especially speckled trout. Tossing live shrimp in the morning has produced limits of specks. In the surf, fresh shrimp or sand fleas on the bottom are producing whiting, croaker, spot, pompano, and flounder. Out to the 11-15 mile […]

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Southport – July 20, 2017

Southport – July 20, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that fishing the surf with fresh shrimp and sand fleas has produced good numbers of pompano and whiting. When fishing from the pier, anglers are hooking up with speckled trout in the 2-4 lb. range using live shrimp. Those tossing Gotcha plugs are also hooking into small […]

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Southport – July 6, 2017

Southport – July 6, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that surf fishing has produced some speckled trout and spanish. Most trout are being landed while fishing live or fresh shrimp, and the spanish are hitting Gotcha plugs and Stingsilvers thrown from the beach. Inshore fishing has produced steady catches of redfish and black drum. Redfish in […]

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Southport – June 22, 2017

Southport – June 22, 2017

John, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that surf anglers have been landing limits of speckled trout while walking the beach. These specks have mostly been in the 14-16” range, but many have been landed in the 18-23” range. Inshore, black and red drum have been holding around oyster structure in the backwater creeks. […]

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