by Capt. Joe Shute
Fishing inshore has been very good this week. The red drum fishing is just about as good as I have seen in tn a long tome. The reds are ranging from 20 to 28 inches. The speckled trout are also doing very well around the marshes. The Haystacks area ans the North River are producing good numbers of specs as well as the Cape Lookout rock jetty. There have been also good numbers of nice size gray trout being caught. The gray trout are up around the Cape Lookout jetty as ell as around th bridges and docks in the sound. Sea mullet are bing caught just off Shackleford and in the turning basin. The false albcore bite is still doing well but they have moved offshore into 50 to 60 feet of water. The offshore wahoo fishing is continuing to be good along with blackfin tuna.