Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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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 […]

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Southport July 29, 2004

Dave, at Ocean Crest Pier, reports one skyrocketing king mackerel but no landings; however, the spanish bit well and ranged up to 6 lbs. 15 oz. Pompano up to 2 lbs. are eating shrimp and sand fleas, as well as black drum up to 5 lbs. Flounder ranging up to 5 lbs. are eating live […]

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Southport July 22, 2004

Dave, at Ocean Crest Pier, reports flounder to 3.2 lbs. hitting live finger mullet. Black drum to 5 lbs. 8 oz. are being caught on peeled sand fleas, which will also land some nice pompano. The pompano are also hitting fresh shrimp and are running up to 3 lbs. A 9 lb. 5 oz. sheepshead […]

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Southport July 15, 2004

Tommy, at Long Beach Pier, reports a strong flounder bite with fish running up to 4.5 lbs. The flounder are hitting live mullet the best. Try fishing early and late in the day. A few speckled trout are still biting very early in the morning, but sizes are smaller in the 1 to 2 lb. […]