Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport September 30, 2004

Dave, at Ocean Crest Pier, reports flounder are the main catch, with a 5 lb. 3 oz. fish being the biggest weighed in. The flounder are biting live finger mullet, which are running the surf. Whiting, black drum, and pompano are also biting well on sand fleas or shrimp. Only a few speckled trout have […]

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Southport September 16, 2004

Dave, at Ocean Crest Pier, reports a very good flounder bite with fish weighing up to 5 lb. 3 oz. They’re primarily eating live mullet. A few whiting and pompano weighing up to 2 lbs. are biting on the bottom, but the freshwater from the river is still flushing out the area. It’s slowed all […]

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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 […]