In shore, cobia and red drum can be found. Near shore, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, blue fish and cobia can be found. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Inshore is calm, so sea mullet, croaker, pompano, Spanish mackerel and puppy drum can be caught. Offshore dolphin, wahoo and marlin can be caught. 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.
In the surf, puppy drum, blue fish, Spanish mackerel, sea mullet, pompano, flounder and croaker is being caught. Offshore, Spanish mackerel, wahoo and dolphin is being caught. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
Because of a downpour last week, fishing has been slow. Inshore, lizardfish, sheepshead, flounder and pinfish can be found. Offshore, triggerfish, sea bass, vermilion snappers and sharpnose sharks can be found. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
On the pier, blue fish, Spanish mackerel, black drum and king mackerel can be caught. In the surf, sea mullet, croaker, blue fish and Spanish mackerel can be caught. In the sound, flounder, red drum and crab can be caught. Offshore, grouper, sea mullet, grunts and triggerfish can be caught. In the Gulf stream, wahoo and sail fish can be caught. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
King mackerel, Spanish mackerel, mahi mahi, sailfish and bottom fishing are doing well. Inshore drums, flounder and speckled trout are being caught. In the Gulf stream, mahi mahi and wahoo are being caught. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Off the pier, tarpon, Spanish mackerel and flounder are being hooked. In the surf, flounder and red drum are being hooked. Offshore, mahi mahi are being hooked. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Surf fishing is not doing well. Inshore, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, skates, sharks and amberjack are being caught. Flounder is going extremely well.
Oak Island Pier
Spanish mackerel, black drum, spadefish, trout and pompano can be caught. Sharks and skates are plentiful. Daylight to mid-morning is the preferred fishing time.
Bass is biting at 12 feet with crankbait, rigs and jigs. Crappie is biting at 18 feet with live minnows and grubs. Catfish is biting at 20 feet with cut bait. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251, full pool 264.8. Contact Outhouse Tackle Company 919-847-1222.; www.outhousetackle.com.
Water temperature is high, so not much for fishing. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 216, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-387-7011.
Crappie is being caught with jigs and minnows. Bass is being caught in shallow and deep water with crankbait and soft plastics. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 299.75, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
No fishing report. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101.
Shearon Harris Lake
Crappie is biting at 15-20 feet with minnows. Bass is biting at 8-20 feet at points with soft plastics. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)