Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport/Oak Island – July 4, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – July 4, 2019

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and 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 popular inshore summer species. A few sheepshead have also been caught here […]

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Southport/Oak Island – June 20, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – June 20, 2019

Angie, of Dutchman Creek 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, blues, and pompano, as well as red and black drum. For the drum, try soaking cut bait or live finger mullet. There’s […]

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Southport/Oak Island – June 6, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – June 6, 2019

Angie, of Dutchman Creek 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, with more keepers starting to show. The speckled trout have been found sporadically, but there aren’t any really hot holes anymore. […]

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Southport/Oak Island – May 23, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – May 23, 2019

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that some small whiting are being caught, with most of the whiting coming off of fresh shrimp. Bluefish, black drum, and croaker are all being landed in the surf, with cut bait and shrimp being the go to baits. There’s been some flounder action in the usual […]

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Southport/Oak Island – May 9, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – May 9, 2019

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that the whiting action is strong. Fresh shrimp remains the top bait for these fish, but Fishbites and bloodworms have been producing as well. Spanish mackerel are hot off the piers, and Gotcha plugs are working best. Chopper bluefish are falling for cut bait and shrimp in […]