Southport/Oak Island

Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport – July 2, 2015

Southport – July 2, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the hard southwest winds have slowed fishing a bit over the past week, but anglers have still been finding some decent action inshore. Speckled trout continue to feed in the creeks and around inshore structure near Southport and Oak Island. Anglers can fool the specks on live […]

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Southport – June 25, 2015

Southport – June 25, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers continue to encounter some cobia and king mackerel within a few miles of the beachfront at Oak Island. Both are taking an interest in live baits like menhaden. The spanish mackerel bite remains good closer to the beachfront. Anglers are hooking the spaniards while trolling Clarkspoons […]

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Southport – June 18, 2015

Southport – June 18, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers continue to experience some excellent speckled trout fishing around Southport and Oak Island (with citation fish still around). Topwater plugs are fooling some of the largest specks early and late in the day. Anglers are catching more trout while working suspending lures like MirrOlure MR17’s and […]

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Southport – June 11, 2015

Southport – June 11, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers have been weighing in big numbers of cobia at the shop over the past week (some citation fish but most 20-30 lbs.). The cobes are falling for live baits around nearshore structure off the beachfront and around schools of bait in the area. King mackerel are […]

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Southport – June 4, 2015

Southport – June 4, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that there’s been a good speckled trout bite in the area over the last week (with many 5-7 lb. fish weighed in). Live baits have been producing most of the larger fish, but anglers are catching good numbers of smaller trout on soft plastics. Black drum are looking […]

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