Hook, Line and Sinker: Local Fishing Report and Photos for Jan. 21, 2015

By / Fishing / Wednesday, 21 January 2015 05:00

Capt Mike Harrison
Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

Alright fisherman, we have managed to put another one of these dreadful winter weeks behind us. The good news is, there was an exciting fishing tournament put on this weekend. The 2015 Striperfest presented by Cape Fear River Watch was held Saturday in downtown Wilmington. The neat thing about this tournament is that it is a invitation only format with the main goal being to tag and release Cape Fear River stripers for study purposes. From what I understand, it is a very well laid out event that is put on with a lot of help from a local captain, Jot Owens. Thank you Captain Jot for your continued pursuit towards making Cape Fear River a better place to fish. Captain Jamie Rushing won the event’s “most fish” category totaling out at four fish. The “big fish” award this year, went to Captain Jeff Wolfe. Congratulations guys! There are some other events coming up very soon. The Got-Em-On Live Bait Club is hosting their first event of the year, the chowder cook off. This is an annual event that we all look forward to. For me, it is another sign that spring is right around the corner. If you are interested in finding out more about this event or the club itself, feel free to contact club president, Captain Butch Martin at 910.262.6614. As I always like to say get out there and catch some fish this week and be safe.
Captain John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

Corey Durako caught and released a nice striper out of the Cape Fear River.

Tournament tagged striper caught by Captain Christian Wolfe in this year's Striperfest Tournament.


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