Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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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. […]

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Southport July 8, 2004

Dave, at Ocean Crest Pier, reports a good week for flounder fishing with fish up to 4 lbs. 10 oz. They are taking live shrimp on the bottom or mullet minnows which are along the beach now. Speckled trout are still hitting live shrimp, but they will soon prefer the mullet. Sheepshead are on the […]

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Southport July 1, 2004

Linda, at Southport/Oak Island Sport Fishing Charters, reports that even though it was “bumpy” a few days last week, the fishing was good. Kings and dolphins have been brought in from around the Horseshoe. Bottom fish have been brought in also, but everyone seems to want the kings and dolphins. The spanish are still strong […]

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Southport June 24, 2004

Dave, at Ocean Crest Pier, reports a good gray and speckled trout bite early in the mornings this week. Live shrimp has been the best bait. The flounder action picked up this week with fish running up to 4 lbs. A 4 lb. 2 oz. sheepshead was landed on the 18th, and the sheepshead bite […]