Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport/Oak Island – September, 2020

Southport/Oak Island – September, 2020

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that everyone has been catching good numbers of flounder since the season opened. Fishing the nearshore structure with buckails and live bait has produced most of the bites. Spanish mackerel are hitting trolled Clarkspoons from the beach out to Yaupon Reef. On some mornings, anglers are casting […]

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Southport/Oak Island – August, 2020

Southport/Oak Island – August, 2020

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that speckled trout are being caught around local piers in the early mornings with live shrimp. Inshore anglers are reporting hot water temperatures having fish sluggish, but good numbers of red drum are still being landed. Sheepshead and black drum are holding around structure and pilings throughout […]

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Southport/Oak Island – July 2, 2020

Southport/Oak Island – July 2, 2020

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that surf anglers are mostly catching whiting and croaker, with the majority of bites for both coming on fresh shrimp. The piers are seeing whiting, blues, and pompano, as well as red and black drum. For the drum, try soaking cut bait or live finger mullet. There’s […]

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Southport/Oak Island – March 19, 2020

Southport/Oak Island – March 19, 2020

Tammy, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that surf anglers are catching some speckled trout, along with whiting, some puffers, and small bluefish. The small bluefish have just started showing up. Fresh shrimp, along with MirrOlures and DOA soft plastics, have been the best all-around producers. The bigger blues will be heading toward the […]

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Southport/Oak Island – Winter 2019-2020

Southport/Oak Island – Winter 2019-2020

Annette, of Dutchman’s Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers working the surf zone have found solid numbers of whiting. Fresh cut shrimp and Fishbites, specifically bloodworm and shrimp, on a bottom rig have been doing the trick. Anglers tossing cut mullet have also picked up a bonus red drum or two. Inshore, speckled trout […]

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