Inshore fishing is producing catches of red drum, speckled trout and a few flounder.
Nearshore fishing is producing catches of false albacore and black sea bass.
Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of wahoo, blackfin tuna and false albacore when the boats can get offshore.
Joe Johnston reports red drum are being caught in the inland creeks and around the docks on fresh shrimp and soft plastics.
Speckled trout are being caught on topwater lures on the warmer days.
Some of the recent favorite lures have been Rapala Skitterwalks and Zara Spook Jrs.
Source: Eastern Outfitters.
CRYSTAL COAST-SWANSBORO TO MOREHEAD CITY-INSHORE/NEARSHORE
Captain Jeff Cronk reports fishing along the Crystal Coast has been good despite the weather.
Red drum are being caught in the backwater bays and shallow creeks on Berkley Gulp 5-inch Jerk Shad, Zoom Super Flukes, topwater lures and fresh mullet fished on Carolina rigs.
Speckled trout in the 1-3 pound range are being caught in the creeks in the lower rivers. A few flounder are showing up and are being caught on spinner baits tipped with scented soft plastics.
Nearshore fishing is producing catches of black sea bass and false albacore are being caught around the inlets and tidelines. The sea bass are being caught on bucktails tipped with Gulp Shrimp while the albacore are being caught on metal jigs as well ½ ounce jig heads tipped with 4-inch fluke style soft baits.
Source: Fish’n 4 Life Charters.
MOREHEAD CITY OFFSHORE AND NEARSHORE
Captain Bill Dillon reports Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of blackfin tuna, wahoo and false albacore when the boats are able to get offshore.
Source: Beagle Sport Fishing Charters.