Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport – April 26, 2018

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that some sharks and big skates have been landed in the surf lately. Several chopper bluefish have been caught from the beaches. They’re falling for both mullet and artificials. In the surf and river, some nice black drum (12-18”) are around, with shrimp being the go to […]

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Southport – April 12, 2018

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that both keeper red and black drum are around in the ICW. The reds are falling for fresh shrimp as well as artificials (such as Storm shrimp). The black drum are being caught exclusively on fresh shrimp. A few flounder have been landed, but most have been […]

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Southport – March 22, 2018

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that a few whiting and black drum are being caught in the surf, mainly on bottom rigs with fresh shrimp. Back in the creeks, the redfish bite has been steady, and the baits of choice have been fresh and artificial shrimp. Also around the creeks and creek […]

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Southport – December 14, 2017

Southport – December 14, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman’s Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers working the surf zone have found solid numbers of whiting. Fresh cut shrimp and Fishbites, specifically bloodworm and shrimp, on a bottom rig have been doing the trick. Anglers tossing cut mullet have also picked up a bonus red drum or two. Inshore, speckled trout […]

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Southport – November 16, 2017

Southport – November 16, 2017

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that surf fishing has provided anglers with some fish for the cooler. Whiting and croaker have been feeding well and have bit on bloodworms and cut shrimp. Inshore, the flounder bite is holding steady. Those fishing with live finger mullet and mud minnows on Carolina rigs have […]