Area fishing report

January 16, 2013 


Oregon Inlet

Offshore boats caught their limits of seabass and scattered white marlin . Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301,


Offshore boats remained docked throughout the week. Inshore anglers reported s kates, dogfish and speckled trout. 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

Speckled trout remain the only fish being caught in the area on the beaches. Anglers have remained off the piers and boats because of cold conditions. Contact: EJW Outdoors at 252-247-4725;; or

Topsail Island

In the creeks, s peckled trout and red drum are biting. Around the inlets, flounder have been reported along with scattered black drum. For those venturing offshore, wahoo are still biting. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887,

Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach

Puppy drum and sea mullet are biting on the beaches. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763,

Southport/Sunset Beach

On the beaches, trout and red drum are biting. Offshore boats remain docked . Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221;; or


Falls Lake

L argemouth bass are biting on ascending jerk baits and medium-diving crankbaits. Crappie are anywhere from 10 to 15 feet deep and are biting on live minnows and crappie jigs. Catfish and w hite bass have slowed down. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 250.9, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085;

Kerr Lake

Largemouth bass have been biting on medium-diving crankbaits. Striped bass are still biting on spoons at medium depths. Crappie are biting on minnows and soft plastics. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 296.63, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcats Bait and Tackle 434-374-8381;

Shearon Harris Lake

Largemouth bass remain the only fish being caught and are biting on spoons. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255;

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