Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – May 26, 2016

Southport – May 26, 2016

Davis, of The Tackle Box, reports that the spring fishing has been solid. Along the beaches, the spanish mackerel bite continues to be strong. King mackerel, along with some cobia, are being caught in the same nearshore areas. Trolling dead cigar minnows or live pogies when they can be found is the best bet for […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – May 12, 2016

Southport – May 12, 2016

Annette, of Dutchman’s Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that black and red drum are both being caught back in local creeks using cut shrimp, with the reds also taking an interest in artificial baits. Trout are still biting back in the local creeks, with Rapala X-Raps and Z-Man Trout Tricks a couple of the top […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – April 28, 2016

Southport – April 28, 2016

Nesbitt, of The Tackle Box, reports that flounder fishing in the area has been picking up, but a majority of the fish are still undersized. Anglers are having some success on artificials, but most of the catches have been on live mud minnows. Both the trout and the red drum bite has been slow in […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – April 14, 2016

Southport – April 14, 2016

Nesbitt, of The Tackle Box, reports that there has been some great action with whiting around the mouth of the river and Bald Head Island. Catches between 50 and 100 fish have not been uncommon, and cut shrimp on bottom rigs has been successful for anglers targeting the fish. Along the ICW, flounder are being […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – March 24, 2016

Southport – March 24, 2016

Angie, of Dutchman’s Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that surf anglers are connecting with some bluefish, whiting, and pufferfish with cut shrimp on bottom rigs. Whiting are also being caught around the mouth of the Cape Fear River with some nice-sized fish in the mix. Speckled trout and black drum are being caught back in […]

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