Inshore, ribbon fish, red drum and black drum can be found. Near shore, ribbon fish, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel and albacore can be found. Inlet, bottom fishing is doing well and blue fish, shark and Spanish mackerel can be found. Offshore, white marlins, mahi mahi and tuna can be found. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Bluefish, pompano, sea mullet and croakers are being 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.
Inshore, blue fish, sea mullet, croaker, flouder and puppy drum can be caught. In the sound, puppy drum, plenty of red drum, blue fish, sheepshead, pompano and cobia can be caught. Offshore, the reports have been scattered, but dolphin and wahoo 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
Inshore, redfish, big drum and flounder is being hooked. Near shore, king mackerel is being hooked. The bite has been slow lately. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Off the pier, large Spanish mackerel, spot, sea mullet and croaker can be found. In the sound, flounder and red drum can be found. Offshore, king mackerel can be found 5-15 miles out, and mahi mahi can be found 25 miles out. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
In the waterway, red drum, flounder and sheepshead are being caught. Near shore, Spanish mackerel and flounder are being caught. Dolphin and king mackerel are being caught 20 miles out. In the gulf stream, wahoo and black fin are being caught. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Fishing has been slow. Off the pier and near shore, spot fish, trout, flounder and pompano can be hooked. Offshore, dolphin can be hooked. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Oak Island Pier
Black drum, flounder, Spanish mackerel, pompano, spade fish and whiting can be caught. Trout fishing is slowing down. The water temperature is 84-86 degrees. The preferred fishing times are daylight to midmorning.
Surf fishing has been slow. Near shore, big dolphin, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and cobia can be found. Off the pier, spots, pinfish and trout can be found. Contact: www.ncoif.com/
Bass is biting a lot at 10-20 feet. Crappie is biting at 18 feet. in the brush piles. Catfish is biting at 10-25 feet. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 250.4, full pool 264.8. Contact Outhouse Tackle 919-847-1222.; www.outhousetackle.com.
The water is still warm, so the fish are deep. There are some reports of catfish biting. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 215.14, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-387-7011.
Striper is doing well. Crappie also doing well on jigs and minnows. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 299, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
No report available. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101.
Shearon Harris Lake
Bass are biting at 20 feet at mid-lake points on top water with spoons during low light. Crappie are biting at 14-20 feet on the brush piles. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)