Offshore, bluefin can be found. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Puppy drum are being caught by the beach. Offshore, blackfin, yellowfin and some bluefin can be caught. 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.
Red drum and some small blue fish and flounder are being caught by the beach. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
Freshwater fishing is starting to pick up. Red fish are biting near the marshes and wahoo can be caught around 40-50 miles out. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Sea mullet can be found near the piers and in the surf. Speckled trout are biting on the sound side and blackfin are showing up in the gulfstream. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.
Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach
Some drum are being caught along the dock and in the surf. Wahoo and blackfin are biting in the gulfstream. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Trout and some black drum have been biting by the piers and in the backwaters when the weather conditions are right. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Bass are biting are biting at 0-15 feet and are being caught with spinner and jig baits. Crappie are biting at 5-20 feet and are being caught with minnows. Catfish are biting on large minnows and night crawlers at about 15-20 feet. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.74, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085; www.wmi.org.
Crappie are biting at 18 feet and can be found around the bridges in good weather conditions. Catfish can be found on the bottom. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 216.40, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-362-5391.
Bass, stripers and crappie are biting at depths of 10-15 feet and are being caught with jerk bait and Alabama rigs. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 302.23, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Crappie are biting at 18 feet and can be found around the bridges in good weather conditions. Catfish can be found on the bottom. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101.
Shearon Harris Lake
Bass are biting shallow at 1-2 feet and are being caught with jerk baits. Crappiecan be hooked at 15-20 feet with minnows and jig bait. Contact: The Tackle Box 919-557-8255; www.wmi.org.
(For water levels go to http://epec.saw.usace.army.mil/)