High winds and rough seas have kept offshore fishers at bay. Inshore, lots of nice size drum are being caught, along with sea mullet, pin fish and pig fish. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Rough winds have kept fishermen on the sidelines. When the conditions are right, good sized dolphin and wahoo have been biting offshore, along with some blue marlin and sailfish. Inshore, red drum fishing has been strong. Contact: Red Drum Tackle 252-995-5414, www.hatteras-island.com; offshore news, Oden’s Dock 252-986-2555, www.odensdock.com; or www.hatterasharbor.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Inshore and around the inlet, flounder and speckled trout are biting. Live bait has been effective. In the surf, red drum, bluefish and Spanish mackerel are being hooked. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Storms have made for inconsistent fishing during the week, but plenty of Spanish mackerel are still biting, along with some sharks. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Shearon Harris Lake
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