Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – April 27, 2017

Southport – April 27, 2017

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that the big blues (in the 7-15 lb. range) are still around. Anglers are connecting with them in multiple locations, including in the surf on cut bait, out on Yaupon Reef, and on the shoals. The big red drum are also on the reefs and in the surf. […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – April 13, 2017

Southport – April 13, 2017

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that there are a few flounder inshore that are being caught on live bait as well as artificials. The speckled trout and red drum are becoming more active, and live bait, along with Falling Tide lures, are working to land the fish. Those throwing shrimp in the creeks […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – March 23, 2017

Southport – March 23, 2017

John, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers are catching small trout in the surf and pufferfish and whiting in the river. Back in the creeks, anglers are catching larger trout on Vudu and DOA shrimp under popping corks. Redfish and the occasional black drum can be landed using cut shrimp in similar […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – Winter 2016 – 2017

Southport – Winter 2016 – 2017

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that the speckled trout bite is heating up, with anglers catching fish on artificials like curly tailed grubs and Z-Man soft plastics, as well as MirrOlures. Red drum are being caught in the cooler waters on spinnerbaits and MirrOlures, as well as soft plastics like Gulps. A few […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – November 17, 2016

Southport – November 17, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that speckled trout fishing has been hot inshore, with boats limiting out. Anglers looking for the trout bite should check in and around creeks like Wildlife, Waldon’s, and Dutchman. MirrOlure MR17s are working well, and those looking to use soft plastics should try Z-Man Trout Tricks in fried […]

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