No offshore report available. Near shore and from shore, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, red drum, flounder, cobia, sea bass, croaker, pinfish, pigfish and sea robin are being caught. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
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Strong winds have slowed fishing. Puppy drum, black drum, pompano and blue fish still 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.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
From the pier, pompano, spots, big sea mullet, blues, Spanish mackerel, sharks, pinfish and lizzy can be found. In the surf, pompano, spots, flounder, red drum and black drum can be found. Offshore, wahoo and dolphin can be found. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Offshore fishing is rough. The water is expected to calm down early next week for king mackerel, mahi mahi and bottom fishing. Inshore, big red drum is being caught. In the surf, black drum, spots, sea mullet and pompano are being caught. From the pier, spots, sea mullet, Spanish mackerel, blues and flounder are being caught. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
The weather has affected offshore fishing, but wahoo, blackfin tuna and mahi mahi can be found. Coming closer, false albacore is schooling, Spanish mackerel and mahi mahi can be found. Bottom fishing includes grunts, grouper and sea bass. Inshore, spots, flounder, sheepshead, drums and striper can be found. In the surf, croaker, sea mullet, pompano, speckled trout and bluefish can be found. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Bass fishing is getting better. In the early morning, they can be found on the shoreline and then they move to the channels during the day. Bass is biting on crankbaits. White bass can be found in shallow water early and are being caught with shiny bait, minnow and crappie-like jigs. Crappie can be caught with minnows at 12 feet. Catfish can be caught at 8-20 feet on liver, stink bait and cut bait. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 248.63, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle Company 919-847-1222; www.outhousetackle.com.
No report available. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday N/A, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-387-7011.
Striper can be caught in the early morning and late afternoon. Crappie can be caught in the brush piles. They haven’t moved to the creek yet. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 295, 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 being caught at 10-12 feet. Bass can be found in shallow water at about 6 feet. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)