Offshore, sailfish, spearfish, dolphin, king mackeral, wahoo, blue marlin and albacore can be caught. Inshore, bluefish, rainbow, shark, flounder and sea mullet can be caught. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Spanish mackeral, bluefish, sea mullet, croaker and puppy drum are being hooked. Fishing is at a high because of a cold front. 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.
Inshore, bluefish, flounder, pompano and puppy drum can be found. In the sound, rays, sharks and flounder can be found. Out of the sound, amberjack, dolphin and white marlin can be found. Inlet, blue fish and Spanish mackeral can be found. There is general summer fishing currently. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
Offshore, mahi mahi, wahoo and billfish can be hooked. In shore, king mackeral, bluefish, croaker, grey trout, hogfish and speckled trout can be hooked. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678. www.ncoif.com
On the pier, bluefish, Spanish mackeral, sheepshead, spot and sea mullet are being caught. In the surf, sea mullet, black drum, blue fish and Spanish mackeral are being caught. In the sound, flounder, crab and red drum are being caught. Offshore, grouper, grunt, sea bass and trigger fish are being caught. In the Gulf stream, wahoo and sailfish are being caught. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
In shore, flounder, sea mullet, red drum, Spanish mackeral and king mackeral are biting. Offshore, dolphin, king mackeral, sailfish and grouper are biting. In the Gulf stream, wahoo are biting. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Offshore, mahi mahi are being hooked. Inshore, Spanish mackeral, flounder, trout and red drum are being hooked. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Oak Island Pier
Trout, Spanish mackerel, black drum, spade fish, flounder, sharks, squid and pompano can be caught. The preferred bottom bait is shrimp and squid. Daylight to mid-morning is the best time to fish.
Snake king, Spanish mackerel, sailfish and king mackerel can be found outside the inlet. Offshore, wahoo can be found. Sheepshead is plentiful. Contact: Dr. Bogus 252-354-4905.
Bass is not doing well because of the heat. Crappie are being caught around the bridges. Water temperature is 79 degrees. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 216, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-387-7011.
Bass can be caught with Carolina rigs. Crappie can be caught at 15-20 feet in the brush and on the bridges with jigs. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 299.75, 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
Early morning is ideal for top fishing. Deep cranking and vertical jigging are doing well as bait. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)