Offshore, a few white marlin and blue marlin can be found, but yellowfin and blackfin fishing has been strong. Inshore, speckled trout and drum are biting. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Dolphin and wahoo fishing has been strong. Amberjack and tilefish biting near the bottom. Inshore, red drum and blue fish can be found. 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.
Sea mullet, black drum, sheepshead, red drum and undersized flounder biting on southern end of Portsmouth Island. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
Wahoo and king mackerel being hooked offshore. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Sea mullet and blues being caught in the surf. Finger mullet biting along the beach, along with Spanish mackerel. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Inshore and around the inlet, flounder and speckled trout biting. Live bait has been effective. In the surf, red drum, bluefish and Spanish mackerel being hooked. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Offshore, wahoo, yellowfin, king mackerel, mahi-mahi, amberjack and cobia being hooked. Near shore, blue fish, black bass, flounder and shark can be found.Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Bass in early stages of fall migration and being caught about 8-12 feet down with Carolina rigs. White bass and largemouth bass schooling. Crappie being hooked at 14-16 feet with minnows, and catfish can be found at 20 feet and can be caught with eels. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.43 , full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085; www.wmi.org.
Bass and crappie biting at 10-14 feet with soft plastics and spinner bait. Catfish biting near the bottom and being caught with worms and shrimp. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 215.98, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-362-5391.
Blues being caught in the main lake. Crappie biting at 10-18 feet and being caught with jigs, and stripers can be found on top water. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 300.15, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Bass and crappie biting at 10-14 feet with soft plastics and spinner bait. Catfish biting near the bottom and being caught with worms and shrimp. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101.
Shearon Harris Lake
Crappie being hooked at 8-12 feet and biting minnows. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)