Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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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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Southport/Oak Island – October 25, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – October 25, 2018

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that trout are popping up in the backwaters, though the bite hasn’t been exceptional yet. The occasional flounder and red drum has been caught inside as well, but most of the better flatfish action can be found in the surf and at the nearshore reefs. Gulp and […]

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Southport/Oak Island – October 11, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – October 11, 2018

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that the biggest and best action right now has been from the beach and at the point, where surf anglers are finding bull reds, black drum, and some big flounder on the bottom. A few bluefish have been caught here and there, and while king mackerel have […]

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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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