Offshore, yellowfin, wahoo, dolphin and blackfin can be found. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Red drum and blue fish are being caught inshore. Offshore, dolphin, blackfin, wahoo and some yellowfin 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.
Red drum, puppy drum, blue fish and sea mullets are being caught by the beach. Offshore, wahoo and cobia can be found. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
Offshore, wahoo and dolphin are being hooked. Inshore, sea mullets, blue fish and lots of Spanish mackerel can be found. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Inshore, black drum, sea mullet, blue fish and red drum are being caught around the piers, along with Spanish mackerel. Near shore, bonito are being hooked. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Red drum are being caught in the creeks. Speckled trout can be found along the creek mouths. Black drum are biting near the docks and blue fish are showing up near the inlets. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Inshore, Spanish mackerel, blue fish and flounder are being hooked. Offshore, wahoo and dolphin can be found. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Bass are in post-spawn phase and are biting at 2-10 feet and are being caught with spinner and top-water baits. Crappie are biting at 5-15 feet and are being caught with minnows. Catfish are biting on large minnows and night crawlers at about 5-15 feet. White Bass have moved down-lake. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 252.18, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085; www.wmi.org.
Crappie are biting at 16-22 feet. Catfish can be found on the bottom. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 216.91, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-362-5391.
Bass and crappie are biting at depths of 10 feet to the bank and are being caught with soft plastics and spinner bait. Catfish are biting around the upper end of the lake. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 300.75, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Crappie are biting at 16-22 feet. Catfish can be found on the bottom. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101.
Shearon Harris Lake
Bass are biting shallow at 1-2 feet around the banks are being caught with jerk baits. Crappie can be hooked at 4-6 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/)