Fishing Reports from the Southport/Oak Island area

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Southport/Oak Island – August 29, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – August 29, 2019

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that a few flounder between 17-21” have been coming in, with Gulp-tipped bucktails, finger mullet, and shrimp accounting for most of the action. Slot reds and keeper black drum are being caught with fresh shrimp. Speckled trout have been sparse, with one or two fish coming in […]

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Southport/Oak Island – August 15, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – August 15, 2019

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that anglers are doing fairly well with flounder both inshore and nearshore. Live minnows and Gulp-tipped bucktails are working equally well, and most of the flounder have been between 17-18”. A few slot-sized reds and some nice black drum have been found here and there in the […]

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Southport/Oak Island – August 1, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – August 1, 2019

Annette, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that inshore anglers have been finding primarily flounder and red drum, with some black drum coming in as well. Speckled trout have been active, but the keepers are few and far between. If you find the trout, expect the majority of them to be small. Flounder, redfish, […]

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Southport/Oak Island – July 18, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – July 18, 2019

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that flounder, trout, redfish, and sheepshead are the biggest inshore species to target right now, if you can find bait. High water temperatures have made live bait hard to come by, though mullet are just starting to run in better numbers. The redfish are moving around a […]

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Southport/Oak Island – July 4, 2019

Southport/Oak Island – July 4, 2019

Angie, of Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle, reports that backwater fishing is all about slot red drum and some nice flounder, with a few small trout coming in as well. Live bait has been the preferred method of targeting all three of the popular inshore summer species. A few sheepshead have also been caught here […]