Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – November 17, 2016

Southport – November 17, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that speckled trout fishing has been hot inshore, with boats limiting out. Anglers looking for the trout bite should check in and around creeks like Wildlife, Waldon’s, and Dutchman. MirrOlure MR17s are working well, and those looking to use soft plastics should try Z-Man Trout Tricks in fried […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – October 27, 2016

Southport – October 27, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the big red drum are still off the beaches, and menhaden or cut mullet will tempt bites from the old fish. The king bite has been decent off the beach as well, especially around the piers. Those looking for the fish a bit further out should check […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – October 13, 2016

Southport – October 13, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that before the storm anglers were connecting with a lot of red drum in the surf and right off the beach, with most being close to citation size. Post-Hurricane Matthew, reports have started to come in of anglers still hooking the big fish in the surf. Flounder, up […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – September 29, 2016

Southport – September 29, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that the flounder bite has really picked up. The flatfish are biting on the Southport waterfront all the way to Snow’s Cut, and they will take live bait, artificials, and bucktails. Those looking for flatfish out on Yaupon Reef should use live bait or bucktails between 1-1.5 oz. […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – September 15, 2016

Southport – September 15, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that the flounder bite has picked up over the last few weeks, with large flounder being reported at local tournaments. The flatfish have been falling for both artificial and live baits. Bucktails, Gulp soft plastics, and live mullet are all working. Anglers looking for flounder on nearshore reefs […]

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