Bluefin tuna up to 80 inches are being caught, as well as a few trout. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
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Some puppy drum and lots of blowfish are being caught on the south and north sides, as well as on the point. 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.
Fishing has been pretty quiet with just a few puppy drum, while big drum are expected to appear over the next 2-3 weeks. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
In the backwaters and on the surf, one will find red drum. Also on the backwaters, black drum are being caught on cut shrimp bait. Offshore, there are some wahoos and blackfin tuna, and in the bottom fisheries, triggers, beeliners, and black sea bass can be found in 100-125 feet deep waters. Inside the creeks, there is minimal (and decreasing) activity of big speckled trout. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
On the piers, some puffers and dogfish are being caught, while a few black drum and trout are also biting. Nothing to report offshore or in the Gulf Stream. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Dogfish are biting on the beach, while trout can be found in the sound. Striped bass are being caught in the river, and sea bass are being caught offshore. One can find wahoos further out and some blackfin tuna in the gulf stream. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Fishing conditions are steadily improving as the weather continues to warm up. Bass up to 15 feet are biting on jerk bait, jigs, and rattle traps. Crappies between 5-15 feet are biting on minnows, while catfish can be caught in deeper water biting on cut bait and dip bait. Contact Outhouse Tackle Company 919-847-1222.; www.outhousetackle.com.
No report given. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-387-7011.
While the area is still muddy, fishing has been decent as of late. Crappies and catfish are being caught, while bass can be found on the low end of the lake biting on jerk bait. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Shearon Harris Lake
No report available. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.