View Full Version : Question: Catching bait in Oak Island

04-08-2012, 06:31 PM
If anyone who knows a lot about catching bait on 40th street SE, can you tell me what are the chances of catching bait and where is the best place

04-08-2012, 06:36 PM
Going to move this one to the NC board, where you're more likely to get some responses. Welcome to P&S.

04-08-2012, 06:56 PM
thanks BubbaHoTep, how do i get the replies from there?

04-08-2012, 07:05 PM
You're already there.

04-08-2012, 07:20 PM
will they appear as a reply?

04-08-2012, 07:50 PM
Yes, replies will appear in this thread.

Just like this one.

04-08-2012, 09:53 PM
Buckeye, replies will appear here when someone has an answer for you. We have a few regulars who can probably help you.

04-09-2012, 12:09 AM
I caught bait on the east side of the big bridge in the canal 10 years ago ... haven't been there for a while

04-09-2012, 08:16 AM
Im new to this and i wanted to know what the nc board is?

04-09-2012, 08:19 AM
why cant you see how many people have seen this thread on the open forum page?

04-09-2012, 08:22 AM
oh never mind to both questions.

04-09-2012, 08:25 AM
will people still be able to awnser on this page or should i make another for the open forum page

04-09-2012, 08:43 AM
Keep your questions for fishing in N.C. on the NC board

04-09-2012, 08:44 AM
If anyone has pictures of 40th street SE,oak island, nc please post them.any awnsers are very much appreciated.

04-09-2012, 08:45 AM

04-09-2012, 08:47 AM
how do i delete the thread

04-09-2012, 08:49 AM
why would you want to delete the thread if you are asking a question?

04-09-2012, 08:51 AM
to get it off the open discussion board and re-post it on the nc board.

04-09-2012, 08:53 AM
It's already done

04-09-2012, 08:56 AM

04-09-2012, 08:59 AM
once again i wanted to say im goin out tomorrow morning and I wanted to know about catching bait on 40th street SE,oak island. All info is appreciated

04-09-2012, 09:01 AM
I will give ya a little help here... if ya go to the top of this page you will see a tag listed at "HOT SPOTS" just click on it, that will take you to a page that shows all kinds of good places to fish. Now when your there you can zoom in on the area you want to fish, once you done that there is a tag on that page you click that says "MAP/SATELITE" just click on Satelite and poof you now have a picture of where you want to fish.

04-09-2012, 09:19 AM
thank you i will try it.

04-09-2012, 09:33 AM
I got a pretty good idea of catching the bait after looking at the satelite.It looks like im gona be catcching bait in a river or something like that.

04-09-2012, 10:20 AM
That's the waterway.

If I may ask, what kind of "bait" are you trying to catch, and using what method?

If you're using a cast net, it's possible that you'd have better luck in the surf. Depends where the mullet are running. Keep your eyes open; in the morning, when the waves break near shore, the sun shines through them and you can see baitfish running up/down the beach.

If you're using hook and line, I'd almost guarantee better luck in the surf. Small hooks on a drop rig with shrimp bits. You don't have to cast far, and you don't need fancy gear. If you can get out toward either end of the island, you'll have more room and probably better fishing. You will, however, NOT catch finger mullet on a hook. If you tried all day and caught even one, you'd be a damn sight luckier than most of us. ;)

04-09-2012, 10:51 AM
Im going hook and line fishing on 72nd street, and im castneting for mullet and shrimp on 40th.

04-09-2012, 11:11 AM
I just got back from OKI and I think it is a little early for good luck cast netting bait there. You might get a few mullet minnows at 40th St or Barbee St or by the Oak Island bridge near the end of a falling tide. It is probably too early for shrimp. I think a lot of locals are using mud minnows caught in traps in the creeks on the island.

04-09-2012, 11:26 AM
thank you.I will make sure i bring frozen just in case. are mud minnows on 40th and if so are they in the waterway or surf?

04-09-2012, 11:28 AM
did you go fishing at OKI? If so did ya catch anything?

04-09-2012, 01:24 PM
Just spent the whole week on Oak Island, we caught finger mullet on the back side of the west end with a cast net at low tide. Just walk around the tide pools that form and you will see them. Take beach rd west and stay to the right you'll see the public parking. walk from there around the back side to the inlet and you'll see the pools. Clems Seafood right across the bridge had fresh n.c. shrimp, live mud minnnows, live shrimp, and mullet for sale.

Fishing during the week was hit and miss. We caught very nice keeper whiting in the surf on shrimp, made for a nice fish fry on Saturday, a few small flounder with mud minnows in the inlet, and 1 nice spec trout in the surf. Walked the planks a couple of times to see what was going on and they were catching whiting so we just stayed in the surf beside our house where the kids were playing, could have caught more on the piers but had more fun on the beach. We were using just your typical hand tied two hook rig with #4 kahl hooks and small pieces of shrimp. Good luck.:)

04-09-2012, 11:58 PM
Little or no bait around yet. Save your time and buy it.

NC KingFisher
04-10-2012, 08:50 PM
Plenty of mud minnows in the slough. Use a minnow trap.