Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – July 7, 2016

Southport – July 7, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the flounder bite has picked up quite a bit, with the fish falling for a variety of baits, including live peanut pogies, bucktails, and artificials such as Gulps on a jighead. Most of the flounder have been weighing between 2-4 lbs., but 5 lb. fish are becoming […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – June 23, 2016

Southport – June 23, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait & Tackle, reports that the flounder bite is heating up quite a bit, with larger flounder up to 7 lbs. being weighed in, although the average is 2-4 lbs. The flatfish are biting peanut pogies rigged on Carolina rigs and bucktails with a flounder strip. The fish will also fall for […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – June 9, 2016

Southport – June 9, 2016

Jimmy, of Wildlife Bait and Tackle, reports that the speckled trout bite has been strong in the area. Some larger fish have been weighed in (including four over 6 lbs.), but most of the fish are running 1-3 lbs. The best areas have been in Buzzards Bay, Cape Creek, Cedar Creek, and Strikers Island. Some […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – May 26, 2016

Southport – May 26, 2016

Davis, of The Tackle Box, reports that the spring fishing has been solid. Along the beaches, the spanish mackerel bite continues to be strong. King mackerel, along with some cobia, are being caught in the same nearshore areas. Trolling dead cigar minnows or live pogies when they can be found is the best bet for […]

 Sarah Gagliardo

Southport – May 12, 2016

Southport – May 12, 2016

Annette, of Dutchman’s Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that black and red drum are both being caught back in local creeks using cut shrimp, with the reds also taking an interest in artificial baits. Trout are still biting back in the local creeks, with Rapala X-Raps and Z-Man Trout Tricks a couple of the top […]