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Southport/Oak Island

Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport – May 21, 2015

Southport – May 21, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers are seeing good numbers of cobia in the waters off Oak Island at present, and many have been weighed in at the shop. Most of the cobes have been biting live baits, bucktail jigs, and large soft plastics. King mackerel action has also been strong (with […]

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Southport – May 7, 2015

Southport – May 7, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that fishing continues to improve in the Southport area from the creeks out to the blue water. There’s been an excellent black drum bite in the creeks and around inshore structure like docks and rocks. Most are falling for fresh shrimp fished on the bottom. Red drum are […]

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Southport – April 23, 2015

Southport – April 23, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the fishing around Southport just keeps getting better. Anglers are catching more flounder by the week, and they’re finding them around ICW and Cape Fear River docks, in the creeks, and in the marshes. Both live baits and artificials like Gulps, bucktail jigs, or curlytail grubs will […]

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Southport – April 9, 2015

Southport – April 9, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that inshore anglers have been finding some solid black drum fishing around Southport recently (with good numbers of fish and some to 26”). Most are feeding around oyster rocks and docks in the creeks, and shrimp fished on the bottom are fooling them. Sheepshead are making an early […]

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Southport – March 26, 2015

Southport – March 26, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that fishing seems to be turning on in the backwaters, and anglers can look forward to further improvement as water temperatures climb over the coming month. Most of the action has been in the creeks, where anglers are connecting with solid numbers of puppy drum and speckled trout […]

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