Area fishing report

From staff reportsNovember 27, 2013 


Oregon Inlet

Offshore boats have remained docked this week due to windy conditions. Inshore and nearshore reports included triggerfish, seabass and speckled trout. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301,


At the point, puppy drum have been biting. Large red drum measuring at 47, 49 and 45 inches have been caught inshore along with reports of speckled trout. Contact: Red Drum Tackle 252-995-5414,; offshore news, Oden’s Dock 252-986-2555,; or

Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet

No offshore report. Trout are biting in the creeks and in the surf. Red drum have also been caught in the surf. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678;

Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach

Inshore, trout and red drum are biting. Off the piers, anglers have had success with spotfish and trout. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763,

Southport/Sunset Beach

Wind in the area has kept boats docked, but inshore anglers have seen good bites from drum and puppy drum. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221;; or


Falls Lake

Largemouth bass are biting on steep banks on shaky heads, jerk baits and jigs. Crappie are biting at 10 to 15 feet on minnows around brush piles. Catfish have been doing well around bridges on night crawlers and chicken livers. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 249.88, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085;

Shearon Harris Lake

Crappie are biting on minnows and jigs between 15 to 20 feet on the edges of secondary points. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255;

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