Area fishing report

December 6, 2012 


Oregon Inlet

Offshore fishing has been good for ye llowfin tuna, dolphin and w ahoo along with scattered tilef ish. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301,


On the beaches and inshore, anglers have

reported small puppy drum, dog fish and skates. Offshore anglers reported bites of yellowfin tuna and dolphin. Contact: Red Drum Tackle 252-995-5414,; offshore news, Oden’s Dock 252-986-2555,; Teach’s Lair Marina 252-986-2460.

Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet

Several large t rout are still being caught in the area on inshore boats. On the beaches and the sound, puppy drum have been caught. Offshore boats have brought in large wahoo. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725;; or

Topsail Island

Surf anglers are reporting sea mullet are still biting along with flounder, drum and trout.Offshore anglers have found success with wahoo, yellowfin tuna and dolphin. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887,

Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach

Inshore anglers are still finding success with flounder and red drum along with scattered sea mullet. Surf anglers are catching sea mullet and flounder. Offshore boats brought in yellowfin tuna and scattered wahoo. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763,

Southport/Sunset Beach

Surf fishing remains good for trout and red drum. Offshore, k ing mackerel, dolphin and wahoo are biting. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221;; or


Falls Lake

White bass and largemouth bass have been grouped together throughout the week and are biting at medium depths near river channels and creek channels on a variety of jigs, crank baits, and blade baits. Crappie are biting at 20 foot depths on minnows and small jigs down the lake and down the lake between 10 to 15 foot depths. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 250.9, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085;

Kerr Lake

Largemouth bass are biting on blade baits and crank baits at medium depths. C rappie continue to bite on jigs at medium depths and have been caught on minnows around brushpiles. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 296.63, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcats Bait and Tackle 434-374-8381;

Shearon Harris Lake

Largemouth bass are still biting at varying depths on crank baits and jigs. Crappie are biting at medium depths on soft plastics, jigs and minnows. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255;

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