Offshore anglers are reporting scattered results with blu efin tuna and some bottom fish, but most boats have remained docked due to rough conditions. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Cold conditions have limited the amount of fishing results reported in the area. Inshore boats reported scattered puppy drum biting, with s kates still being caught in the surf. Contact: Red Drum Tackle 252-995-5414, hatterasisland.com; offshore news, Oden’s Dock 252-986-2555, odensdock.com; Teach’s Lair Marina 252-986-2460.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
When the weather permits, speckled trout and puppy drum have been caught in the creeks. Offshore anglers have found limited success with bottom fish, but most boats have not been able to make it out. Contact: EJW Outdoors at 252-247-4725; ncwaterman.com; or ncoif.com.
The blow has kept most surf anglers away from the beaches, but there were some reports of speckled trout and flounder biting in the inlets. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, eastcoastsports.com.
Offshore boats that make it out are finding success with wahoo and scattered bottom fish, but no inshore report came in . Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; yeahrightcharters.com; or oifishingcenter.com.
L argemouth bass are biting on jerkbaits at deep depths. Catfish have been reported at deeper depths on chicken livers and night crawlers. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.86, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085; wmi.org.
With wet and colder conditions, not many anglers have given reports in the area. Largemouth bass are being caught on crankbaits and jigs at deep depths. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 299.95, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcats Bait and Tackle 434-374-8381; kerrlake.com.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)