Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Oak Island September 2, 2004

Dave, at Ocean Crest Pier, reports that there is muddy water along the beach, but a few fish decided to hang around anyway. One species still present is red drum from 3 to 4.5 lbs. hitting cut shrimp. A few specks ran 1 to 2 lbs., and a few flounder and bluefish were caught as […]

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Southport August 26, 2004

Linda, of Southport/Oak Island Sportfishing Charters, reports that last week got off to a slow start after the hurricane. Bottom fish seem to be doing better than anything on the top. Southwest of the tower was pretty good for the bottom fish, especially the grouper. A lot have been caught, but not that many at […]

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Southport August 19, 2004

Dave, at Ocean Crest Pier, reports that the fishing conditions will continue to improve as the water clears and the fish begin to eat again. Before the storm, the pier had a good week with John Jones catching not one but two king mackerels weighing 42 lbs. 7 oz. and 28 lbs. 2 oz. Spanish […]

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Southport August 12, 2004

Bobby, at Long Beach Pier, reports a very good speckled trout showing with fish running up to 4 lbs. this week. They are biting better early in the morning and are still preferring live shrimp. Some nice spots are being caught on the bottom with shrimp or worms. Spanish mackerel are around for the pluggers […]

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Southport August 5, 2004

Tommy, at Long Beach Pier, reports okay fishing for the warm weather that is going on. Flounder were caught on live baits, but fish were running smaller than last week. The trout bite was good, with fish running up to 3 lbs. Whiting dominated the bottom catch, but there are also plenty of spots and […]