There are some blue fin tuna biting, as well as yellow fin tuna. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
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Red drum are being caught, there was a 31 inch red drum caught Wednesday morning. 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.
The weather has caused many to not go fishing. However, bluefish and puppy drum are being caught. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
Near the pier the bite was only skates, stingrays and spiny dogfish. Inside the trout bite had picked up a bit and the red drum were repopulating the shallow bays and marshes. Nearshore there were good catches of sea bass at the D-Wreck on the east side of the shoals, and offshore the wahoo and blackfin tuna bite remains strong. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Puffers and black drum are biting near the pier and in the surf. In the sound you can find some red drum. Offshore you will see some wahoos and sea bass. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
In shore, you’ll find red drum, black drum, and a few small flounder. In the surf, are sea mullets and bluefish. Near shore you’ll find bluefish and bonitos. Near the gulf stream are wahoos and black fins, and about 25-30 miles out you’ll find king mackerel. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Whiting are being caught in the surf and near the pier. In the back waters are black drum as well as trout. However there has not been anything off shore because of the weather and it being windy. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
It has been a bit slow, the weather has caused the water to become colder. However there are some bass still biting on wacky worm and spinnerbaits up to 10 feet deep. Crappie have slowed down, but you can catch those 5 feet to 15 feet deep on miniows. Catfish are biting on minnows and jig bait, and white bass are still hitting the blade baits near the bridge. Water level: normal 251.96, Wednesday, full pool 264.8. Contact Outhouse Tackle Company 919-847-1222.; www.outhousetackle.com.
No report available. Water level: normal 218.85, Wednesday, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-387-7011.
Cool weather has caused it to slowed down, but some bass and crappie are being caught. You can also find some stripers and catfish in the river. Water level: normal 299.88, Wednesday, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Shearon Harris Lake
The crappie have been moving shallow in the mornings, about six feet to 10 feet shallower. Bass have been caught on spinnerbaits and crank baits. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)