Offshore, blackfin and yellowfin are being hooked. Near shore, albacore are biting. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
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Inshore, red drum, blue fish and king mackerel are biting. Offshore, yellowfin, blackfin, tuna and king mackeral and wahoo are being hooked. 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.
By the beach, black drum, puppy drum and blues are biting. 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
Speckled trout, flounder and drum have been biting off the beach. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Black drum, red drum and speckled trout are being caught in the surf. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Black drum, red drum and speckled trout are being caught in the creek and inlets . King mackerel and grouper are being caught in the 40-mile Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Speckled trout and red drum and black drum are biting in the backwater. King mackerel fishing has been strong. Bluefin are being caught off the beach. The gulf stream is producing wahoo and some mahi. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Bass are biting at 5-15 feet and are being caught with jerk bait and jigs. Crappie can be located at 10-15 feet by the pylons and are being caught with minnows. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.84, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085; www.wmi.org.
Bass and crappie are biting at 5-15 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 215.13, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-362-5391.
Bass, catfish, stripers and crappie are biting at depths of 8-25 feet and are being caught with jigs and Carolina rigs. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 301.61, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Bass and crappie are biting at 5-15 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 the mouths of the creeks and are in 8-15 feet of water and are being caught with plastics. Crappie can be hooked at 15-20 feet with minnows.
Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)