Fishing Reports

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Southport/Oak Island – November 15, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – November 15, 2018

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that black drum are making a strong showing in the backwaters, with shrimp serving as the best bait. There is also still a sporadic flounder bite inside. Speckled trout are showing up everywhere from the backwater creeks and river to the waterfront, surf, and nearshore reefs. A […]

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Hatteras/Ocracoke – November 15, 2018

Hatteras/Ocracoke – November 15, 2018

Hugh, of Hatteras Jack, reports that the sea mullet bite has been very good. Strong numbers of fish are being caught on bottom rigs and shrimp, and anglers have been producing quite a few citations. Red drum are being hooked from the surf, but the action has been either on or off depending on the […]

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Swansboro/Emerald Isle – November 15, 2018

Swansboro/Emerald Isle – November 15, 2018

Bob, of The Reel Outdoors, reports that red drum and black drum are both swimming around inshore, and speckled trout are also prevalent in the backwaters. Bluefish and spanish mackerel are hanging out off the beach, while a few kings have been coming from both nearshore and offshore waters. Dale, of Dudley’s Marina, reports that […]

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North Myrtle Beach/Little River – November 15, 2018

North Myrtle Beach/Little River – November 15, 2018

Patrick, of Captain Smiley Fishing Charters, reports that inshore water temperatures have fallen to the lower sixties, and clarity has improved back to normal. Fishing has been productive for a mixed bag of species, especially trout. Unfortunately, most of the trout are small, with relatively few keepers mixed in. They will hit almost any white-colored […]

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Pamlico/Neuse – November 15, 2018

Pamlico/Neuse – November 15, 2018

Donald, of Custom Marine Fabrication, reports that striped bass fishing has been good up through New Bern. Most of the action has been focused around the deeper holes in the main river, preferably near structure. Anglers have had the best luck using soft plastics fished with 1/4 to 1/2 oz. jig heads. Speckled trout have […]