Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport – July 20, 2017

Southport – July 20, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that fishing the surf with fresh shrimp and sand fleas has produced good numbers of pompano and whiting. When fishing from the pier, anglers are hooking up with speckled trout in the 2-4 lb. range using live shrimp. Those tossing Gotcha plugs are also hooking into small […]

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Southport – July 6, 2017

Southport – July 6, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that surf fishing has produced some speckled trout and spanish. Most trout are being landed while fishing live or fresh shrimp, and the spanish are hitting Gotcha plugs and Stingsilvers thrown from the beach. Inshore fishing has produced steady catches of redfish and black drum. Redfish in […]

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Southport – June 22, 2017

Southport – June 22, 2017

John, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that surf anglers have been landing limits of speckled trout while walking the beach. These specks have mostly been in the 14-16” range, but many have been landed in the 18-23” range. Inshore, black and red drum have been holding around oyster structure in the backwater creeks. […]

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Southport – June 8, 2017

Southport – June 8, 2017

John, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that surf anglers are hooking solid numbers of speckled trout from the piers and beach. Most of the specks are biting on fresh shrimp and live minnows. Inshore, anglers have been landing limits of flounder on bucktails tipped with strip baits or soft plastics. Red and black […]

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Southport – May 25, 2017

Southport – May 25, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that inshore the redfish bite has been steady. Most anglers are tempting the reds with Gulp shrimp rigged on 1/4 oz. jigheads. The flounder have been making their way inside, and they have been caught on Gulp shrimp and live mud minnows around docks and waterway structure. […]

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