Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport/Oak Island – June 6, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – June 6, 2019

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that red drum can be found just about anywhere inshore, and they are biting both live and artificial (especially topwater) baits. Some flounder have been caught, with more keepers starting to show. The speckled trout have been found sporadically, but there aren’t any really hot holes anymore. […]

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Southport/Oak Island – May 23, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – May 23, 2019

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that some small whiting are being caught, with most of the whiting coming off of fresh shrimp. Bluefish, black drum, and croaker are all being landed in the surf, with cut bait and shrimp being the go to baits. There’s been some flounder action in the usual […]

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Southport/Oak Island – May 9, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – May 9, 2019

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that the whiting action is strong. Fresh shrimp remains the top bait for these fish, but Fishbites and bloodworms have been producing as well. Spanish mackerel are hot off the piers, and Gotcha plugs are working best. Chopper bluefish are falling for cut bait and shrimp in […]

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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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