Offshore, bluefin, yellowfin and blackfin can be found. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
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Puppy drum are being caught by the beach. Offshore, yellowfin, bluefin, gray tilefish and mako shark 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.
Red drum and some small blue fish and flounder are being caught by the beach. Puppy drum are biting in the south end. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
Freshwater fishing is starting to pick up. Red fish are biting near the marshes and wahoo can be caught around 40-50 miles out. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Sea mullet and puffers can be found near the piers and in the surf. Speckled trout, red drum and black drum are biting on the sound side, and blackfin are showing up in the Gulf Stream. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Some drum are being caught along the dock and in the surf. Wahoo and blackfin are biting in the Gulf Stream. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Trout and some black drum have been biting by the piers and in the backwaters when the weather conditions are right. King mackerel and snapper are being caught by the tower. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Bass are biting at 0-15 feet and are being caught with spinner and jig baits. Crappie are biting at 5-50 feet and are being caught with minnows. Catfish are biting on large minnows and night crawlers at about 15-20 feet. White Bass are beginning to move up the river. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.78, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085; www.wmi.org.
Crappie are biting at 18 feet and can be found around the bridges in good weather conditions. Catfish can be found on the bottom. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 216.40, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-362-5391.
Bass, stripers and crappie are biting at depths of 10-15 feet and are being caught with jerk bait and Alabama rigs. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 302.50, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Crappie are biting at strong at 15 feet. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101.
Shearon Harris Lake
Bass are biting shallow at 1-2 feet and are being caught with jerk baits. Crappie can be hooked at 15-20 feet with minnows and jig bait. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)