Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport/Oak Island – April 25, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – April 25, 2019

John, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that the backwaters have been holding red drum, black drum, trout, and flounder. Several of the flatfish have measured between 20-21”. Live or fresh bait is always best, but Vudu and DOA shrimp have also been popular lately. Rapala X-Raps and MirrOlure MR17s and 18s will work […]

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Southport/Oak Island – April 11, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – April 11, 2019

John, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that red drum and trout are biting well in the backwaters. Most of the trout are still small, though, and the keeper fish are mostly coming from the waters a little further south toward Ocean Isle. Surf fishing has produced whiting and puffers. Temperature breaks are the […]

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Southport/Oak Island – March 21, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – March 21, 2019

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that the action has been fairly consistent through the winter months, and anglers can still find drum and trout in the backwaters. The surf zone is producing trout as well, along with whiting, some puffers, and small bluefish, which have just started showing up. The bigger blues […]

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Southport/Oak Island – December 13, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – December 13, 2018

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that most of the catch over the past month has been speckled trout. Most of the fish are still small, but some are in the 18-19” range. Gulp and Vudu shrimp, MirrOlures, and Z-Man soft plastics are all getting bites. A couple of flounder are still coming […]

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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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