Southport Inshore Fishing

Southport Inshore Fishing-Red Drum


Southport Inshore Red drum bite has improved, this is the last week of August, bait activity is increasing along the banks in Buzzard Bay. When the finger mullet schools start to get larger and you see them showering up, fishing is going to get better.

I do pick-ups at N.C.Wildlife  Boat landing (Oak Island Boating Access) on 4950 Fish Factory Road. This is a convenient place to meet if staying in Southport or Oak Island when you are on vacation.

Types of Fishing in Southport we can do Inshore fishing for Red Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout, In early spring starting in March I do Virginia Mullet charters(whiting) right out in the mouth of the Cape Fear River, this is a great charter for young children and families, the action is usually steady.

King Mackerel slow trolling is a favorite of mine fishing the Yaupon Reef is just off the beach a couple of miles. Keep in mind this is in the ocean, small children usually don’t do well in any kind of ocean swell. These charters are great for adults and teenagers that want to catch a good size fish, the strike of the King Mackerel is awesome using light rods and reels, you will enjoy the fight. In the fall of the year, we can drift fish with light spinning gear a catch some really nice size Spanish Mackerel fishing around Yaupon Reef.

Southport has quite a few different options for the fisherman, the Cape Fear Guide website has quite a bit of information available. When you come to visit the Cape Fear Region of North Carolina keep me in mind the backwaters of the Cape Fear River and the creeks next to Baldhead Island are quite unique.

Cape Fear Guide – Capt.Mike Dennis – 910-619-0928

210 Peninsula Drive, Carolina Beach, N.C.28428