Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport – October 12, 2017

Southport – October 12, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers targeting the surf zone have found plenty of action. Red drum, black drum, flounder, speckled trout, and a few spot have all been landed. A mix of fresh cut mullet and fresh shrimp have worked best when fishing the bottom. The inshore speckled trout bite […]

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Southport – September 28, 2017

Southport – September 28, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that surf anglers have had success landing bluefish and spanish. Casting Stingsilvers and Gotcha plugs has been the key to hooking both species. A few false albacore are being caught from the pier, and metal jigs have worked best. Kings have also started making their way to […]

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Southport – September 14, 2017

Southport – September 14, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that inshore fishing has provided anglers with plenty of action. Black drum have been feeding well near oyster and dock structure when casting fresh shrimp on a Carolina rig. Flounder fishing has picked up in the Cape Fear River and along the waterway. Those targeting deep water […]

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Southport – August 31, 2017

Southport – August 31, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers fishing the surf have been mainly focused on spanish. Tossing Stingsilvers and other metal jigs from the beach has produced good numbers of fish. Inshore fishing has been steady for red drum. Targeting oyster beds and marsh banks has been the best bet for the […]

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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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