Offshore, dolphins, yellowfin tuna, white marlin, sailfish and blue marlin can be caught. Near shore, barracuda, amberjack, Spanish mackerel, rainbow fish, coba, moon fish, sharks, flounder, grey trout and pufferfish can be caught. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Conditions for fishing are great. Spanish mackerel, bluefish, black tooth shark, sheepshead, flounder and sea mullet 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, bluefish, sea mullet, puppy drum and pompano can be found. In the sound, flounder, croaker, grey trout and speckled trout can be found. Offshore, dolphin and wahoo 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
Inshore, Spanish mackerel, blue fish and speckled trout can be caught. Offshore, mahi mahi and wahoo can be caught. On the bottom, grouper, sea bass, amberjack, snapper, porgies and grunts can be caught. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Off the pier, blue fish, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead and spots are being caught. In the surf, sea mullet and drums are being caught. In the sound, flounder, red drum, crabs, and pinfish are being caught. Offshore, grunts, sea bass and trigger fish are being caught. In the Gulf, wahoo and sailfish are being caught. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
In the waterways, drum and flounder can be found. Inshore, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and flounder can be found. Offshore, dolphin, king mackerel and sailfish can be found. In the Gulf stream, wahoo has picked up. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Off the pier, king mackerel, flounder and red drum can be caught. Offshore, black sea bass and dolphin can be caught. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Oak Island Pier
Flounder, black drum, Spanish mackerel, pompano, spade fish and whiting are being caught. Flounder has improved, but trout is slow. The preferred bottom bait is shrimp, squid and mud minnows. Daylight to midmorning is the best time.
Spanish mackerel, bluefish, pompano, flounder, red drum, sailfish and redfish can be found off the pier. Offshore, wahoo, billfish, white fish, sailfish and dolphin are biting. Contact: Dr. Bogus 252-354-4905, www.ncoif.com
Fishing is slow with smaller fish found by the dam and better fish found down the lake with Carolina rigs and jigs. Crappie is biting at 8-14 feet on minnows. White bass is biting in the middle of the lake. There are no catfish reports. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 249.95, full pool 264.8. Contact Outhouse Tackle Company 919-847-1222.; www.outhousetackle.com.
No report available. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 215, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-387-7011.
No report available. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 298.6, 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
Crappie is biting at 20 feet on live minnows and curbtail jigs. Largemouth bass can be found on top water during the mid-morning on crankbait and vertical jigging spoons. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)