Offshore, bluefin, yellowfin and blackfin can be found. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.
Red drum are being caught inshore. Offshore, yellowfin and blackfin 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.
Red drum and some small blue fish, sea mullets and flounder are being caught by the beach. Puppy drum are biting in the south end. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.
Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet
Puppy drum are being hooked in the sound. Sea bass and trigger fish are being caught in the bottom. Offshore, wahoo and blackfin can be found. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.
Speckled trout are being caught in the creeks and river. Sea mullet and puffers are being caught in the surf and by the piers. Wahoo are biting in the stream. 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 Gulf Stream. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.
Red fish are being caught in the backwaters. Blues and puffers can be found near the piers, and king mackerel are biting near the tower. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.
Bass are biting at 2-8 feet and are being caught with spinner and jig baits. Crappie are biting at 2-10 feet and are being caught with minnows. Catfish are biting on large minnows and night crawlers at about 10-15 feet. White bass have moved up the river. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.85, full pool 264.8. Contact: Outhouse Tackle 919-217-0085; www.wmi.org.
Crappie are biting at 4-6 feet. Catfish can be found on the bottom. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 217.05, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-362-5391.
Bass, stripers and crappie are biting at depths of 1-6 feet and are being caught with soft plastics and Alabama rigs. Catfish are biting around the upper end of the lake. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 301.82, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.
Crappie are biting at 4-6 feet. 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 around the banks are being caught with jerk baits. Crappie can be hooked at 10-15 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/)