Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport/Oak Island – Sep 13, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – Sep 13, 2018

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that inshore structure has produced sheepshead as big as 9 lbs. The wall at Lockwood Folly and the waterfront have been good places to look, with fiddler crabs remaining the top choice for bait. Black drum can be found around the same areas. Flounder are being caught […]

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Southport/Oak Island – Aug 30, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – Aug 30, 2018

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that a few flounder between 17-21” have been coming in, with Gulp-tipped bucktails, finger mullet, and shrimp accounting for most of the action. Slot reds and keeper black drum are being caught with fresh shrimp. Speckled trout have been sparse, with one or two fish coming in […]

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Southport/Oak Island – Aug 16, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – Aug 16, 2018

John, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers are doing fairly well with flounder both inshore and nearshore. Live minnows and Gulp-tipped bucktails are working equally well. Most of the flounder have been between 17-18”. A few slot-sized reds and some nice black drum have been found here and there in the inshore […]

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Southport/Oak Island – Aug 2, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – Aug 2, 2018

Annette, of Dutchman Bait and Tackle, reports that when anglers have been able to get onto the inshore waters, they’ve been finding primarily flounder and red drum, with some black drum coming in as well. Trout have slowed down considerably. Flounder, redfish, and black drum have been biting in the surf and off the piers […]

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Southport/Oak Island – July 19, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – July 19, 2018

Joe, of Dutchman Creek, reports that flounder, trout, redfish, and sheepshead are the biggest inshore species to target right now, if you can find bait. High water temperatures have made that bait hard to come by, though mullet are just starting to run in better numbers. The redfish are moving around a little bit more […]

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