Hook, Line and Sinker: Local Fishing Report and Photos for September 16th, 2015

By / Fishing / Wednesday, 16 September 2015 04:00

Capt John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

The last unofficial week of summer has come and gone, Labor Day. Bitter sweet! Bitter because we all love the long summer days and the thought of the fishing doing nothing but simply getting better throughout the year. Sweet because the time that the fishing’s at it’s best is finally here!! It didn’t happen this week, but it is not far away at all. What I’m speaking of is that infamous time of year, fall, that the mornings are cool, the days are warm, and no matter what fish you are chasing they seem to be starving. Even though is remained a little slow on the water this week, there was another big event that takes place Labor Day weekend. Any outdoorsman know’s exactly where I’m going with this...Opening day of dove season. This weekend pretty much marks the beginning of hunting season in general. Dove hunting is just as much a social event for outdoor enthusiast as it is anything else. One of my favorite part’s of dove hunting’s season opener is listening to everyone’s summer fishing adventures while eating lunch on the side of a corn field. If your wondering right now why I’m straying off on a hunting tangent then rest assured that I do have an explanation. Not every fisherman but close to every fisherman I know was in a dove field at some point this weekend. So if you noticed the boat traffic seemed to be a bit slow this weekend, this may be the reason. I did get out a few times over the week. The speckled trout bite was the most impressive inshore topic. Without a doubt the best I have seen them bite in a while. The flounder and redfish are in their typical places and cooperating like they should be in last week of August. The offshore fishing is also right where it should be. Plenty of fish to be caught from grouper to wahoo. Make sure your rods and tackle are ready for some hot action in the week’s to come.
Captain John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

"Corey Durako with a overslot redfish caught on topwater in the Cape Fear River."

"Two young fishermen in the making with some nice flounder caught on live mullet fishing with Theofficial Fishing Charters."


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