Near shore, blue fish, flounder, mullet and drum are being caught. Offshore, blackfin, yellowfin, tuna, wahoo and some gaffer are being hooked. Inshore, lots of puppy drum are being caught. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
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Near the piers, blues, sea mullet and puppy drum are being hooked. Near the beach, sea mullet and croaker are biting. 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.
Inshore, red drum and flounder are biting, while wahoo can be found offshore. Off the beach, big drum are being caught, along with sea mullet, blue fish and flounder. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
Inshore, lots flounder, drum and pompano are biting. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Sea mullet and blues have been biting on the surf. Finger mullet can be found along the beach, along with Spanish mackerel. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Inshore, flounder, drum, trout and Spanish mackerel are being hooked. Offshore, blackin, wahoo and grouper are biting. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Offshore, wahoo, yellowfin, king mackerel, mahi-mahi, amberjack and cobia are being hooked. Near shore, blue fish, black bass, and flounder can be found. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Bass are schooling and biting from the surface down to 15 feet. Crappie and catfish can be found anywhere from 10-15 feet. Carolina rigs and minnows have been effective. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.35, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-847-1222; www.wmi.org.
Bass and crappie are biting at 10-14 feet with soft plastics and spinner bait. Catfish are biting near the bottom and are being caught with worms and shrimp. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 215.69, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-362-5391.
Bass, catfish and crappie are biting at depths of 10-15 feet and are being caught with jigs and Carolina rigs. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 300.74, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Bass and crappie are biting at 10-14 feet with soft plastics and spinner bait. Catfish are biting near the bottom and are being caught with worms and shrimp. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101.
Shearon Harris Lake
Crappie are being hooked at 8-12 feet and are biting minnows. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)