Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – August 18, 2016

Southport – August 18, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the flounder fishing has picked up inshore, and several citation-sized flounder have recently been weighed in. Live bait will fool the flatfish, as well as throwing artificials. The Southport waterfront, Yaupon Reef, Cape Creek, and Cedar Creek are all strong places to look for the flounder, as […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – August 4, 2016

Southport – August 4, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the bite is on the slow side, with flounder in particular slowing down. There are larger fish being weighed in (5-7 lbs.), but fewer in general, especially of the 3-4 lb. variety. The flatfish will take finger mullet or peanut pogies on Carolina rigs, as well as […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – July 21, 2016

Southport – July 21, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the flounder bite inshore and on the reefs has picked up, and anglers are connecting with the fish on artificials (such as Gulp soft plastics) and live baits (such as mud minnows, finger mullet, and peanut pogies) on Carolina rigs. Bouncing bucktails off the bottom will also […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – July 7, 2016

Southport – July 7, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the flounder bite has picked up quite a bit, with the fish falling for a variety of baits, including live peanut pogies, bucktails, and artificials such as Gulps on a jighead. Most of the flounder have been weighing between 2-4 lbs., but 5 lb. fish are becoming […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – June 23, 2016

Southport – June 23, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that the flounder bite is heating up quite a bit, with larger flounder up to 7 lbs. being weighed in, although the average is 2-4 lbs. The flatfish are biting peanut pogies rigged on Carolina rigs and bucktails with a flounder strip. The fish will also fall for […]

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