Litetakl, I fish around the Southport/Bald Head Island quite a bit. We have had a little place on Oak Island for years. I had an unbelievable day wading this past summer around Bald Head. I sightcasted to and landed 8 reds 28-30" on my 8wt. If you get down there much, maybe we could hook up and do some flyfishing. If you fish on Oak Island, try the sound side of Lockwood Folly inlet from beach with a sinking line and a white/pink or white/red 1/2 & 1/2. I outfished the live bait guys for flounder surf-fishing out on the point. They were stunned!