Offshore, white marlin, blue marlin and dolphin can be caught. Near shore, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, albacore and king mackerel can be caught. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Spanish mackerel, albacore and bluefish are being caught up to the limits. Off of Ramp 49, sea mullet, tarpin and pompano are being caught. Flounder is being caught in the inlet. 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.
Good summer fishing is reported. Bluefish, sea mullet, gray trout, pompano, red drum and sheepshead can be found. Offshore, 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
Offshore, wahoo can be caught. In the gulf stream, mahi can be caught. Near shore, king mackerel can be caught. On the beach, sea mullet, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, gray trout and jack crervalles can be caught. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Off the pier, bluefish, spots, Spanish mackerel and sea mullet are being caught. On the beach, flounder, bluefish, red drum and spots are being caught. In the sound, red drum, speckled trout, flounder, crabs and pinfish are being caught. Offshore, groupers, grunts, Spanish mackerel, snapper and king mackerel are being caught. In the gulf stream, wahoo is being caught. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Offshore, wahoo, blackfin tuna and mahi can be found. King mackerel, albacore, grouper and mahi can be found closer. Bottom fishing includes sea bass, snapper, grunts, trigger and pompano. On the the beach, Spanish mackerel and bluefish can be found. In the surf, puppy drum, spot fish, croacker and sea mullet can be found. Inshore, drums, flounder, speckled trout and striped bass can be found. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Offshore, Spanish mackerel, black sea bass, king mackerel and mahi can be caught. Inshore, coba, red drum and flounder. In the back water, black drum and whiting can be caught. Off the pier, spots, king mackerel and Spanish mackerel. In the surf, spots can be caught. Grouper can be caught as well. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Oak Island Pier
Off the pier, Spanish mackerel and flounder are being caught. Black drum, pompano, spade fish and whiting are also being caught. Trout fishing is slow.
Fishing is slow. Bass is picking up, and some have caught 4-5 lb. bass. Crappie is being caught in the brush and bridge piles on minnows. White bass have been caught by the dam and S-turns. Small catfish has picked up. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 249.23, full pool 264.8. Contact Outhouse Tackle Company 919-847-1222.; www.outhousetackle.com.
Fishing is slow. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 214, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-387-7011.
Bass is biting on crank bait and top water baits at main lake points. Crappie is biting near brush piles on jigs. Stipper is trolling on spoons and top water baits. Catfish is biting on live baits. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday N/A, 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
No report available. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)