No report given. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Anglers are continuing to reel in puppy drum and speckled trout. The bluefish bite has faded drastically, but a newfound sea mullet bite has taken its place along the shores. A few speckled trout and black drum have also been caught in the sound. 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
Pier fishing has continued to hold steady across the area. Anglers have been catching black drum, spots, pompano, gray and speckled trout, puppy drum, false albacore and bluefish. Offshore groups are returning with wahoo and black fin tuna. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Pier and surf anglers are still catching sea mullet, pufferfish, and gray and speckled trout, but the puppy and red drum bite has faded. A few red drum, trout, sea mullet and small flounder are biting in the sound. Offshore anglers continue to catch king mackerel, grouper and sea bass, but the triggerfish have almost completely gone away. Groups that journey out to the Gulf Stream are being met with mahi, wahoo and blackfin tuna. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
No report given. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Anglers are continuing to enjoy a strong crappie bite around brush piles off of minnows in 12 to 14 feet of water. Bass fishing is very slow, but some can be found biting on crank baits in 4 to 8 feet of water, or on jigs and blade baits in 20 feet of water. Water level: normal 251.77, Wednesday 251.57, full pool 264.8. Contact Outhouse Tackle Co. 919-847-1222; www.outhousetackle.com.
Crappie are biting well on minnows in 10-20 feet of water near the brush piles. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 215.51, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-387-7011.
Crappie are still very active, biting most often near brush piles in 10 to 20 feet of water. Stripers are being hauled up in about 10 feet of water biting on shallow-running crank baits and soft plastics. The catfish bite has also strengthened, with most coming in the late afternoon on night crawlers or cut shad. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 297.63, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Shearon Harris Lake
Crappie fishing is doing well all around the lake, with most fish biting in 20-25 feet of water on minnows near the brushpiles. Bass are being caught with topwater rattletraps or jerk baits in about 8 feet of water and catfish can be hauled up on nightcrawlers in the afternoon. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)