Area fishing report

August 28, 2013 


Oregon Inlet

Offshore boats brought in good amounts of yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, dolphin, white marlin, blue marlin and wahoo. Inshore anglers caught speckled trout and cobia. Nearshore, bluefish are biting. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301,


. Contact: Red Drum Tackle 252-995-5414,; offshore news, Oden’s Dock 252-986-2555,; or


In the surf, reports continue to include bluefish, sea mullets, red drum and puppy drum. Inshore, flounder, bluefish and red drum are biting. Offshore boats caught wahoo, dolphin, kings and amberjack. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491,; Morris Marina 252-225-4261,

Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet

Inshore anglers are catching flounder, speckled trout, Spanish, sea mullet and drum. Offshore, yellowfin tuna, king mackerel, dolphin, billfish and wahoo are biting. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678;

Topsail Island

Offshore boats brought in dolphin, kings, wahoo and bottom fish. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887,

Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach

Inshore fishing is still producing good drum, speckled trout, Spanish and flounder. Offshore, wahoo, dolphin, sea bass, billfish and bottom fish have been caught. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763,


Falls Lake

Largemouth bass fishing has slowed down, but are being caught on Carolina rigs and crank baits as well as schooling in the morning and biting on topwater baits. Crappie have been caught deep on minnows. Catfish are doing well on doughballs, nightcrawlers, chicken livers and frozen shrimp. White bass are biting up the lake on rooster tails and blade baits. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.99, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085;

Kerr Lake

71. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 299.10, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381;

Shearon Harris Lake

Largemouth bass are biting crank baits at medium depths. Crappieare biting minnows and jigs at shallow to medium depths. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255;

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