No offshore report because of weather. Near shore and inshore, rockfish can be caught. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
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Sea mullet, puppy drum and black drum 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.
Plenty of drum, specifically red drum, can be found. Flounder and bluefish also 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, spots, sea mullet and drum are being caught. Near shore, Spanish mackeral, blues, false albacore and gray trout are being caught. From the pier, spots, sea mullet, gray trout, speckled trout and red drum are being caught. Offshore, wahoo, blackfin, dolphin and sailfish are being caught. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
From the pier, spots, sea mullet, blues, black drum and speckled trout can be caught. In the surf, sea mullet, red drum, spots, croaker and speckled trout can be caught. In the sound, red drum, flounder and spots can be found. Offshore, grouper, king mackeral and wahoo can be caught. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Drum, flounder, trout, pufferfish and lizardfish are biting. Offshore, grouper, king mackeral and wahoo are being caught. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Bass fishing is picking up and can be caught to 15 feet on crankbait and Rat-L Trap midway back in the creaks. Crappie is plentiful and can be caught 8 to 15 feet on minnows. White bass is scattered and are biting minnow imitation baits. No catfish report. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 253.85, full pool 264.8. Contact Outhouse Tackle Company 919-847-1222.; www.outhousetackle.com.
Crappie is being caught on lures near U.S. 64. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 220.7, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-387-7011.
Bass can be caught in shallow waters on topwater and crankbaits. Striper can be caught mid-lake on topwater and live baits. Crappie can be caught in shallow water and above brush piles. Catfish can be caught in the upper end on live and cut bait. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 300, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
No report available.
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/)