Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – April 28, 2016

Southport – April 28, 2016

Nesbitt, of The Tackle Box, reports that flounder fishing in the area has been picking up, but a majority of the fish are still undersized. Anglers are having some success on artificials, but most of the catches have been on live mud minnows. Both the trout and the red drum bite has been slow in […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – April 14, 2016

Southport – April 14, 2016

Nesbitt, of The Tackle Box, reports that there has been some great action with whiting around the mouth of the river and Bald Head Island. Catches between 50 and 100 fish have not been uncommon, and cut shrimp on bottom rigs has been successful for anglers targeting the fish. Along the ICW, flounder are being […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – March 24, 2016

Southport – March 24, 2016

Angie, of Dutchman’s Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that surf anglers are connecting with some bluefish, whiting, and pufferfish with cut shrimp on bottom rigs. Whiting are also being caught around the mouth of the Cape Fear River with some nice-sized fish in the mix. Speckled trout and black drum are being caught back in […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – March 3, 2016

Southport – March 3, 2016

Angie, of Dutchman’s Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that there has been fairly consistent fishing going on inshore and offshore throughout the winter months. Red and black drum, as well as some trout, have been providing action in the creeks and holes off the Cape Fear River and ICW. As the water temperatures warm up […]

 Fish Post

Southport – December 10, 2015

Southport – December 10, 2015

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers have found some excellent fishing around Southport in recent weeks, and there’s plenty to look forward to even as the temperatures fall with the onset of winter. Speckled trout are on the feed in the Cape Fear River and the creeks surrounding it and the Intracoastal […]

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