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Hook, Line and Sinker: Local Fishing Report and Photos for January 11th, 2017

Capt John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

We had another great week on the island. This is the time of year that most everyone’s schedule is full with events and parties. Our weather this time of year is the worst that we see on average. The good news about our “bad” weather is the fact that it can still be very tolerable. It is nice to be able to take a boat ride or go fishing in the middle of the winter and sometimes even can do this in light clothes. The point of my rambling here is that we are very fortunate to have mild enough weather to fish year round. There are not quite as many species around this time of year to chase but the ones that are here provide plenty of action. There are still good numbers of speckled trout, redfish, and stripers in the river. The giant Bluefin Tuna have been spotted just off the beach and a few have been caught just north of us. Any day they can make their way by our beachfront. If you happen to intercept one, you are in for a treat. This is also a great time of year to work on some of your tackle and gear. I like to take my reels apart to clean and grease them this time of year. Remember that it will not be long before spring is here and the fishing starts heating up along with the temperatures. If we get some good weather this coming week get out there on the water. Happy New Year and remember, Safety First!

Captain John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

A nice black crappie caught out of a local pond."​

Local angler Doug Southworth with a very nice 108" Giant Bluefin Tuna.