No report available. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
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Under-slot and upper-slot drums are being caught, between 15-17 inches and 18-27 inches respectively. They are healthy with good fight. Some bass are being caught in freshwater ponds. Good swell on the beach, saltwater is mixing with freshwater. 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.
Closed until March.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
No report available. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Trout and a few red drum can be found up the creeks and rivers. Puffers and skates can be found along the surf, and a few tuna are being caught offshore. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Many stripers have been reeled in on Cape Fear with swim bait and crank bait. The catch of trout and red drum has been slow, while healthy sea bass are being caught in 60-80 foot water. Also, in the gulf stream, blackfin tuna and wahoos are being caught. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
As of late, catch has been slow and the water is cold and muddy. A few crappies are caught on minnows, bass are caught with rattle traps, and catfish are being caught with dipbait and cutshed. Below the dam, fishermen are seeing some small crappies and white perch. Water level: normal 252.01, full pool 264.8. Contact Outhouse Tackle Company 919-847-1222.; www.outhousetackle.com.
No report available. Water level: normal 219.28, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-387-7011.
Lake is rising and increasingly muddy. A few bass are caught at a maximum weight of 19 pounds. Water level: normal 301.10, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
No report given.
Shearon Harris Lake
No report. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)