Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport – June 8, 2017

Southport – June 8, 2017

John, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that surf anglers are hooking solid numbers of speckled trout from the piers and beach. Most of the specks are biting on fresh shrimp and live minnows. Inshore, anglers have been landing limits of flounder on bucktails tipped with strip baits or soft plastics. Red and black […]

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Southport – May 25, 2017

Southport – May 25, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that inshore the redfish bite has been steady. Most anglers are tempting the reds with Gulp shrimp rigged on 1/4 oz. jigheads. The flounder have been making their way inside, and they have been caught on Gulp shrimp and live mud minnows around docks and waterway structure. […]

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Southport – May 11, 2017

Southport – May 11, 2017

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that the speckled trout, flounder, and red drum bite in the backwaters is picking up. Those wanting to target the speckled trout should use mud minnows on a Carolina rig, or throw MirrOlure MR14s and MR17s. Artificials like Gulp are working on the fish, too, as are slow […]

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Southport – April 27, 2017

Southport – April 27, 2017

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that the big blues (in the 7-15 lb. range) are still around. Anglers are connecting with them in multiple locations, including in the surf on cut bait, out on Yaupon Reef, and on the shoals. The big red drum are also on the reefs and in the surf. […]

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Southport – April 13, 2017

Southport – April 13, 2017

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that there are a few flounder inshore that are being caught on live bait as well as artificials. The speckled trout and red drum are becoming more active, and live bait, along with Falling Tide lures, are working to land the fish. Those throwing shrimp in the creeks […]