Outdoors

Area fishing report

Saltwater

Oregon Inlet

Striped bass can be caught inshore and near shore. Contact: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center 252-441-6301, www.oregon-inlet.com.

Buxton/Hatteras

Bluefish, puppy drum, speckled trout, gray trout and flounder 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

No report available. Contact: EJW Outdoors 252-247-4725; Portside Marina 252-726-7678; www.ncoif.com.

Topsail Island

From the pier and in the surf, red drum, spots, black drum, blues, sea mullet and speckled trout are being caught. In the sound, flounder, trout, black drum and red drum are being caught. Offshore and in the Gulf stream, grouper, king mackeral and wahoo are being caught. Contact: East Coast Discount Tackle 910-328-1887, www.eastcoastsports.com.

Wilmington/ Wrightsville Beach

Offshore, grouper, black sea bass, king mackeral and bluefin tuna can be found. Inshore, trout, flounder and drum can be found. Contact: Tex’s Tackle 910-791-1763, www.texstackle.com.

Southport/Sunset Beach

Huge tuna can be caught offshore, along with king mackeral. On the beach, whiting, black drum and pufferfish can be caught. Inshore, trout, black sea bass and snapper can be caught. Contact: Dutchman Creek Bait & Tackle 910-457-1221; www.yeahrightcharters.com; or www.oifishingcenter.com.

Freshwater

Falls Lake

No report available. Water level: normal 251.5, Wednesday N/A, full pool 264.8. Contact Outhouse Tackle Company 919-847-1222.; www.outhousetackle.com.

Jordan Lake

Fishing has slowed. Water level: normal 216, Wednesday 217, full pool 240. Contact: Wilsonville General Store 919-362-7101; Crosswinds Marina 919-387-7011.

Kerr Lake

Striper can be caught in the early morning and late evenings. Crappie bite is good, and they are about 15 feet out and in brush piles. Catfish fishing is plentiful. Water level: normal 300, Wednesday 298.98, 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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