Inshore, speckled trout, flounder, bluefish and Spanish mackerel are biting. Nearshore, boats are still reeling in limits of cobia, tilefish, sea bass and albacore. Offshore boats are reporting citation wahoo, with limits of gaffer dolphin and yellowfin tuna. A bigeye tuna was reported at 150 pounds. Three blue marlin were caught and released. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Inshore, boats are still reporting large amounts of sea mullet and bluefish, along with good catches of Spanish, cobia, pompano, spot, croaker and puppy drum. Offshore, anglers are reporting large catches of dolphin, yellowfin tuna and wahoo. Blue marlin and sailfish have also been caught on a catch-and-release basis. Contact: Red Drum Tackle 252-995-5414, www.hatteras-island.com; offshore news, Odens Dock 252-986-2555, www.odensdock.com; or www.hatterasharbor.com.
Nearshore, bluefish, sea mullet and scattered puppy drum are biting. Inshore, boats are reporting cobia, bluefish, grey trout, sea mullet, Spanish and speckled trout are biting. Offshore, dolphin and blue marlin are biting. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Inshore, boats reported sea mullet, Spanish, speckled trout and bluefish being caught in large amounts. Cobia, sea mullet and red drum are still biting in the sound and nearshore. Offshore, anglers reported king mackerel, dolphin and wahoo, along with catch-and-release blue marlin. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Inshore and on the piers, sheepshead, flounder, sea mullet, bluefish and Spanish are biting. In the sound and inlet, red drum and sea mullet are biting. Offshore, wahoo and dolphin are being caught. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Bluefish, flounder, Spanish and sea mullet are being caught nearshore and along the beaches. Inshore, bluefish, cobia, flounder and speckled trout are biting. Offshore, boats reported limits of dolphin, along with yellowfin tuna and king mackerel biting. Contact: Texs Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Nearshore, bluefish, Spanish and red drum are biting with scattered speckled trout and cobia being caught. Offshore, dolphin, wahoo, Spanish, yellowfin tuna and blackfin tuna are biting. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Largemouth bass are moving to deep waters and are biting on crank baits and Carolina rigs with 10-inch worms. Crappie continue to be caught around the bridge pilings, and are biting on minnows at deep depths. Catfish are biting at medium depths. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 253.01, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085; www.wmi.org.
Largemouth bass are biting on topwater baits and jigs near beds. Crappie are being caught on minnows near brush piles. Catfish are biting on chicken livers and cut baits at medium to deep depths. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 216.69, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-362-5391.
Anglers reported largemouth bass are biting on jigs, deep-diving crankbaits and spinner baits at deep depths. Striped bass are starting to pick up and are biting at night on topwater baits. Small crappie are still being caught on jigs and minnows at deeper depths near docks, bridge pilings and brush piles. Catfish are biting at toward the rivers on cut baits and live baits. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 300.89, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcats Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Crappie continue to bite on jigs and minnows at medium to deep depths. Largemouth bass are biting at medium to deep waters on spinner baits and topwater baits. Catfish are biting on chicken livers and live baits near the rivers. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101.
Shearon Harris Lake
Largemouth bass have moved to deep depths and continue to bite on topwater baits and crank baits in the backs of the creeks. Crappie are biting on live minnows and jigs at medium depths. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)