Dolphin, yellowfin, blackfin, wahoo and barracuda are being caught offshore, along with some gaffers and trigger fish. Inshore, drum, trout and flounder are biting. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
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Wahoo, dolphin, blackfin are being caught offshore. Inshore, red drum, speckled trout and clams 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.
Inshore, blue fish, sea mullet and red drum are being hooked. Offshore, wahoo and trigger fish has been biting. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
King mackerel, Spanish mackerel and lots of blue fish are being caught by the beach. Offshore, some king mackerel can be found. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Spots, blues, Spanish mackerel, red drum, black drum, and king mackerel are being caught in the surf and by the pier. Offshore, grouper, sea bass and king mackerel can be found. 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.
Bass are biting at 0-12 feet and are being caught with crank bait and spinner bait. Crappie can be located at 12-15 feet by the pylons. Catfish can be caught on the channels, along with white bass. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.88, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085; www.wmi.org.
Bass and crappie are biting at 9-12 feet and are being caught with minnows. Catfish are biting near the bottom and are being caught with worms and shrimp. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 215.43, 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 299.50, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Bass and crappie are biting at 9-12 feet and are being caught with minnows. Catfish are biting near the bottom and are being caught with worms and shrimp. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101.
Shearon Harris Lake
Bass are biting in shallow water and are being caught with plastics. Crappie can be hooked at 10-15 feet with minnows. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)