Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport/Oak Island – Aug 16, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – Aug 16, 2018

John, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers are doing fairly well with flounder both inshore and nearshore. Live minnows and Gulp-tipped bucktails are working equally well. Most of the flounder have been between 17-18”. A few slot-sized reds and some nice black drum have been found here and there in the inshore […]

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Southport/Oak Island – Aug 2, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – Aug 2, 2018

Annette, of Dutchman Bait and Tackle, reports that when anglers have been able to get onto the inshore waters, they’ve been finding primarily flounder and red drum, with some black drum coming in as well. Trout have slowed down considerably. Flounder, redfish, and black drum have been biting in the surf and off the piers […]

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Southport/Oak Island – July 19, 2018

Southport/Oak Island – July 19, 2018

Joe, of Dutchman Creek, reports that flounder, trout, redfish, and sheepshead are the biggest inshore species to target right now, if you can find bait. High water temperatures have made that bait hard to come by, though mullet are just starting to run in better numbers. The redfish are moving around a little bit more […]

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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 […]