Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport/Oak Island – July 5, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – July 5, 2018

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle, reports that backwater fishing is all about slot red drum and some nice flounder, with a few small trout coming in as well. Live bait has been the preferred method of targeting all three of the big inshore summer species. A few sheepshead have also been caught here […]

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Southport/Oak Island – June 21, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – June 21, 2018

Annette, of Dutchman Bait and Tackle, reports that surf anglers are mostly catching whiting and croaker, with the majority of bites for both coming on fresh shrimp. The piers are seeing whiting and croaker, too, as well as red and black drum. For the drum, try soaking cut bait or live finger mullet. There’s also […]

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Southport – June 7, 2018

Southport – June 7, 2018

Annette, of Dutchman 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, but even the keepers have been a little skinny. Speckled trout have been found sporadically, but there aren’t any really hot holes […]

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Southport – May 24, 2018

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that some small whiting are being caught, with the action still best behind Bald Head Island. Most of the whiting have come off of fresh shrimp. Some bluefish, black drum, and croaker are all being landed in the surf, with cut bait and shrimp being the go […]

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Southport – May 10, 2018

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that the whiting are still biting well, especially behind Bald Head Island. Fresh shrimp remains the top bait for these fish. Some chopper bluefish are being landed in the surf, and they’re falling for cut bait as well as shrimp. There have been a few flounder reported, […]