Offshore, dolphin, amberjack and king fish can be caught. Inshore, blue fish, Spanish mackerel, red drum and king mackerel can be caught. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Sea mullet, pompano, puppy drum, Spanish mackerel and blue fish are being caught in the surf. Puppy drum and flounder are being 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.
Offshore, a lot of dolphin, wahoo and sailfish can be found. Inshore, pompano, flounder, grey trout and blue fish can be found. In the sound, flounder, blue fish and trout can be found. Many different species can be caught. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
King mackerel are being hooked offshore. Flounder and drums are being hooked inshore. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Off the pier, sea mullet, black drum, blue fish and Spanish mackerel can be caught. Inshore, blue fish, Spanish mackerel, spot, black drum and sea mullet can be caught. In the sound, flounder, crab, croaker and pinfish can be caught. Offshore, grouper, snapper, sea bass, grunt and triggerfish can be caught. In the gulfstream, wahoo and sailfish can be caught. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Inshore, red drum and flounder are being hooked. Offshore, Spanish mackerel, mahi mahi 5-20 miles from the shore and king mackerel are being hooked. In the Gulf stream, because of bad weather not much is being caught. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, black drum, flounder, pompano, croaker and spot fish can be caught. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Oak Island Pier
Trout is plentiful in the mornings and late afternoon with live shrimp. Sharks and skates are being caught with dogfish at 1-2 feet. The preferred bottom bait is shrimp and squid. Flounder is improving and can be hooked with mud minnows. The water temperature is 84-86 degrees.
Croakers, sea mullet and black drum are being caught on the bottom. Off the dock, sheephead is the best bite with fiddlers, sand fleas and live shrimp. Ocean pier fishing is slow, but some croaker, spot, flounder, big hogfish, blue fish and Spanish marckeral are being found.
Bass are being caught at 10-20 feet with crank bait, jig and Carolina rig. Crappie are being caught at 15 feet with grubs, minnows and other small crappie bait. Catfish are being caught at 5-25 feet with nightcrawlers and cut bait. The water temperature is 85-90 degrees. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-847-1222; www.wmi.org.
Catfish are biting on the bottom. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday N/A, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-362-5391.
Stripers are being hooked with jigs and spoons at 40-60 feet. Crappie are being caught at 15-20 feet. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 301.5, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
No report. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101.
Shearon Harris Lake
Largemouth bass are being caught on the top of the water in the morning. Crappie are being caught at varying depths with crappie bait, like jig heads. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)