Near shore Spanish mackerel and taylor blues are biting, while nice sized puppy drum can be found inshore. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Inshore Spanish mackerel and blue fish are being hooked near the beach. Offshore blue marlin, dolphin, yellowfin, blackfin and white marlin can be reeled in.
Blue fish, pompano and flounder can be found off the beach and are being caught with shrimp and mullets. Mahi-mahi are biting offshore, while cobia can be found inshore.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
Spanish mackerel, puppy drum and flounder are being caught off the beach. Clark spoons and mackerel trees have been popular bait choices. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Spanish mackerel, blues, mullets, red drum and black drum are biting near the piers, while grouper and mahi-mahi can be found offshore. Fresh shrimp bait has successful. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Inshore flounder, red fish and trout are being caught with Carolina rigs. Near shore cobia, sea mullet, blue fish and shark have been biting. Offshore king mackerel and mahi-mahi fishing has been strong. Contact: Texs Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Black bass, king mackerel and dolphin are biting offshore, while trout, puppy drum and flounder are being hooked inshore. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Bass are biting at 10-15 feet and crappie are being hooked at 6-12 feet, while catfish can be found at a variety of depths. Carolina rigs and crank bait have been successful. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.76, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085; www.wmi.org.
Bass and crappie are biting at 9-12 feet. Rattle traps, soft plastics and spinner baits have been successful. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 215.59, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-362-5391.
Bass, catfish and crappie are biting at depths of 2-10 feet and are being caught with cut bait and soft plastics. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 300.87, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcats Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Bass and crappie are biting at 9-12 feet. Rattle traps, soft plastics and spinner baits have been successful. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101.
Shearon Harris Lake
Bass have moved out off the points and are being hooked with spinner bait and Carolina rigs, while crappie are biting around 15-20 feet and are being hooked with soft plastics. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)