The past week saw some good fishing but also saw some very rough seas.

Inshore fishing is producing catches of speckled trout, red drum and some flounder. Fishing along the surf zone is producing catches of bluefish, sea mullet, speckled trout, flounder, black drum, puppy drum,

sheepshead and spots. Nearshore fishing is producing catches of false albacore and king mackerel. Offshore bottom fishing is producing catches of grouper, black sea bass, triggerfish

and beeliners, Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of wahoo, blackfin tuna and sailfish when the boats can get offshore.

TOPSAIL ISLAND

Joe Johnston reports speckled trout are being caught on Z-Man trout Tricks and Storm shrimp.

Large red drum is being caught in the inlets on cut bait. False albacore are being caught off the beaches on Stingsilvers and Big Nic Spanish Candy lures.

Source: Eastern Outfitters.

SNEADS FERRY AND NEW RIVER

Captain Allen Jernigan reports the speckled trout bite has been on fire.

Some citation size fish are being caught with the largest around 7-pounds. The specks are being caught on a variety of Saltwater Assassin plastics fished under Cajun Thunder popping corks, Storm shrimp and

Mirrolure She Pups. Some red drum and flounder are being caught on the same baits.

Source: Breadman Ventures.

EMERALD ISLE

Captain Bobby Bourquin reports fishing along the Crystal Coast surf zone has been good.

Anglers are reporting catches bluefish, sea mullet, speckled trout, flounder, black drum, puppy drum, sheepshead and spots. King mackerel are being caught around the North West Places and on the east side of Cape Lookout Shoals with an occasional wahoo and blackfin tuna mixed in.

Offshore bottom fishing is producing catches of grouper, black sea bass, triggerfish and beeliners. Gulf Stream fishing is producing catches of wahoo, blackfin tuna and sailfish.

Source: Teezher Charters.

MOREHEAD CITY OFFSHORE AND NEARSHORE

Captain Bill Dillon reports that strong winds and rough seas have kept Gulf Stream boats at the docks.

Spots have shown up in good numbers along the surf and off the piers.

Source: Beagle Sport Fishing Charters.