Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport Winter 2004

Dave, of Ocean Crest Pier, reports that whiting was the hot bite earlier in November with fish hitting cut shrimp. Most weighed in from 1 to 2 lbs. There were several good spot runs this fall, and they were hitting the cut shrimp instead of bloodworms. Those trout fishing with live shrimp have been pulling […]

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Southport October 28, 2004

Dave, at Ocean Crest Pier, reports flounder fishing is still very strong and fish are beginning to bite into the night. This should continue with the full moon. Live mullet are producing fish averaging 2 to 5 lbs. A few speckled trout are being caught very early on live shrimp. Bluefish are biting very well […]

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Southport October 14, 2004

Dave, at Ocean Crest Pier, reports 13 king mackerel decked this week, with the biggest fish tipping the scales at 27 lbs. 10 oz. Flounder have been running up to 4 lbs., and red drum in the slot are weighing in up to 7.5 lbs. Some spanish (weighing up to 8 lb. 2 oz.) were […]

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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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