Area fishing report

March 13, 2013 



Inshore boats reported scattered puppy drum biting, with s kates still being caught in the surf. 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 and puppy drum are still being reported in the creeks. Offshore anglers reported bottom fish, but most boats remained docked. Contact: EJW Outdoors at 252-247-4725;; or

Topsail Island

Weather in the area has kept most anglers off the beaches, but speckled trout and flounder can be found in the inlets. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887,


Southport/Sunset Beach

Offshore boats that make it out reported wahoo and scattered bottom fish . Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221;; or


Falls Lake

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;

Kerr Lake

Largemouth bass are can still be caught on crankbaits and jigs at medium to deep depths, depending on the weather. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 299.95, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcats Bait and Tackle 434-374-8381;

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