Outdoors

Area fishing report

Saltwater

Oregon Inlet

Dolphin, yellowfin, blackfin, wahoo and barracuda are being caught offshore, along with some gaffers and trigger fish. Inshore, drum, trout and flounder are biting. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.

Buxton/Hatteras

Wahoo, dolphin, blackfin are being caught offshore. Inshore, red drum, speckled trout and clams can be found. 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.

Ocracoke/Portsmouth

Inshore, blue fish, sea mullet and red drum are being hooked. Offshore, wahoo and trigger fish has been biting. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.

Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet

King mackerel, Spanish mackerel and lots of blue fish are being caught by the beach. Offshore, some king mackerel can be found. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.

Topsail Island

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.

Southport/Sunset Beach

Red drum, blues and grey trout are being caught inshore, along with some flounder. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.

Freshwater

Falls Lake

Bass are biting at 0-12 feet and are being caught with crank bait and spinner bait. Crappie can be located at 12-15 feet by the pylons. Catfish can be caught on the channels, along with white bass. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.88, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085; www.wmi.org.

Jordan Lake

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 215.43, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-362-5391.

Kerr Lake

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 299.50, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.

Lake Wheeler

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 in shallow water and are being caught with plastics. Crappie can be hooked at 10-15 feet with minnows. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.

(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)

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