Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – July 21, 2016

Southport – July 21, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the flounder bite inshore and on the reefs has picked up, and anglers are connecting with the fish on artificials (such as Gulp soft plastics) and live baits (such as mud minnows, finger mullet, and peanut pogies) on Carolina rigs. Bouncing bucktails off the bottom will also […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – July 7, 2016

Southport – July 7, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the flounder bite has picked up quite a bit, with the fish falling for a variety of baits, including live peanut pogies, bucktails, and artificials such as Gulps on a jighead. Most of the flounder have been weighing between 2-4 lbs., but 5 lb. fish are becoming […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – June 23, 2016

Southport – June 23, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that the flounder bite is heating up quite a bit, with larger flounder up to 7 lbs. being weighed in, although the average is 2-4 lbs. The flatfish are biting peanut pogies rigged on Carolina rigs and bucktails with a flounder strip. The fish will also fall for […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – June 9, 2016

Southport – June 9, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the speckled trout bite has been strong in the area. Some larger fish have been weighed in (including four over 6 lbs.), but most of the fish are running 1-3 lbs. The best areas have been in Buzzards Bay, Cape Creek, Cedar Creek, and Strikers Island. Some […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – May 26, 2016

Southport – May 26, 2016

Davis, of The Tackle Box, reports that the spring fishing has been solid. Along the beaches, the spanish mackerel bite continues to be strong. King mackerel, along with some cobia, are being caught in the same nearshore areas. Trolling dead cigar minnows or live pogies when they can be found is the best bet for […]

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