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Your Easter Fishin' Report - mobile exclusive

Only for your smart phone -- Here's your WECT Easter weekend fishin' forecast:

As the weather continues to warm up, we're hearing more about the great Spring fishing.

This week, there have been some good catches of both red and black drum in the coastal waters, around docks, oyster rocks and in the surf.  According to Island Tackle and Hardware, mud minnows, gulp and fresh shrimp are the baits of choice.  Also, a few flounder are starting to show up, but the water is a little chilly for them.

Offshore, we are hearing catches of some cobia and black fin tunas.  As the water temperature continues to rise, bluefish are moving up the coast into our area.

Meanwhile in the Cape Fear and Northeast Cape Fear Rivers, Jamie at County Line Bait and Tackle is reporting catfish fishing is still going well and people are catching them on eels, live bait and night crawlers.

Bream are being caught on red worms and crickets and betts spins, while jigs and small minnows are being used to catch crappie.  And the shad fishing is still doing well at the Cape Fear River lock and dam #1.

River fishing in the Castle Hayne area will get even  better now that the North Carolina Wildlife's boat ramp has reopened after nearly four months of renovations.

That's your fishin' report.  Hope you hook the big one!

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