Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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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 […]

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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 […]