Outdoors

Area fishing report

Saltwater

Oregon Inlet

Offshore, yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, wahoo and dolphin can be caught. Inshore, striper can be caught. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.

Buxton/Hatteras

Small bluefish and puppy drum 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

No report available. Contact: Tradewinds Bait & Tackle 252-928-5491, www.fishtradewinds.com; Morris Marina 252-225-4261, www.portsmouthislandfishing.com.

Cape Lookout/Bogue Inlet

Speckled trout, sea mullet, bluefish, black sea bass, triggerfish, porgies, grunts, amberjack and grouper are being caught. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.

Topsail Island

Off the piers and in the surf, spots, red drum, black drum, bluefish, sea mullet and speckled trout can be caught. In the sound, flounder, trout, red and black drum and spots can be caught. Offshore, grouper, king mackeral and wahoo can be caught. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.

Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach

In the gulf stream, blackfin tuna, wahoo, sailfish, white marlin, yellowfin tuna and bluefin tuna can be found. Bottom fishing includes grouper, pompano, triggerfish and sea bass. Closer to shore, king mackeral and false albacore can be found. Fifteen miles out, gag grouper, black sea bass, triggerfish and grunts can be found. In the surf, sea mullet, pompano, speckled trout, red and black drum, skates and toad fish can be found. Inshore, red drum, speckled trout, bluefish, flounder, sheepshead and black drum can be found. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.

Southport/Sunset Beach

Offshore fishing includes bluefin tuna. Near shore, trout, red drum and flounder are being caught. Text starts here. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.

Freshwater

Falls Lake

Crappie can be caught at 8-15 feet on minnows near brush and bridge pilings. Bass are concentrated around rocks. White bass are schooling and moving toward the creeks. Largemouth bass can be caught with Alabama rigs, spinner bait, jigs, crank baits and shads. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday 251.62, full pool 264.8. Contact Outhouse Tackle Company 919-847-1222.; www.outhousetackle.com.

Jordan Lake

No report available. Water level: normal 216, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-387-7011.

Kerr Lake

Crappie can be caught in the back end of the creek on brush piles. Striper and catfish can be caught early mornings and evenings. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 298, full pool 320. Contact: Bobcat’s Bait & Tackle 434-374-8381; www.kerrlake.com.

Lake Wheeler

No report available.

Shearon Harris Lake

No report available. 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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