Near shore, blue fish, speckled trout, puppy drum and Spanish mackerel are biting. Offshore, white marlin, blue marlin and sail fish can be found. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Near the piers, blues, sea mullet and puppy drum are being hooked. Near the beach, sea mullet and croaker are biting. 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.
Inshore, red drum and flounder are biting, and wahoo can be found offshore. Off the beach, big drum are being caught, along with sea mullet, blue fish and flounder. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
Inshore, puppy drum, t rout, flounder, Spanish mackerel and king mackerel are being hooked. Offshore, wahoo, dolphin and king mackerel are biting. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Spots, blues, Spanish mackerel, red drum, black drum and king mackerel are being caught in the surf and by the pier. Offshore, grouper, sea bass and king mackerel can be found. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Inshore, flounder, drum, trout and Spanish mackerel are being hooked. Offshore, blackin, wahoo and grouper are biting. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Offshore, wahoo, yellowfin, king mackerel, mahi-mahi, amberjack and cobia are being hooked. Near shore, blue fish, black bass, flounder and shark can be found. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Bass are schooling and biting from the surface down to 15 feet. Crappie and catfish can be found anywhere from 10-15 feet. Carolina rigs and minnows have been effective.
Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.07, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085; www.wmi.org.
Bass and crappie are biting at 9-12 feet and are being caught with minnows. Catfish are biting near the bottom and are being caught with worms and shrimp. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 215.38, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-362-5391.
Bass, catfish and crappie are biting at depths of 10-15 feet and are being caught with jigs and Carolina rigs. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 299.97, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Bass and crappie are biting at 9-12 feet and are being caught with minnows. Catfish are biting near the bottom and are being caught with worms and shrimp. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101.
Shearon Harris Lake
Bass are biting. Crappie can be hooked around 10-15 feet and are biting minnows. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)