Hook, Line and Sinker: Local Fishing Report and Photos for January 20th, 2016

By / Fishing / Wednesday, 20 January 2016 05:00

Capt John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

Things have been a slow these past couple of weeks. There are still some fish biting, but with the new year and much cooler weather, many anglers including myself haven’t made a lot of outings on the water. When the weather is cold like it has been for the past week or two it can be tough to get motivated to wet a line. The 2016 Striper Fest 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. There was plenty of stripers caught and tagged this year despite the tough fishing conditions on saturday. The wind hasn’t presented many opportunities as of late to make it offshore. The few weather windows that we have had anglers are finding the fishing to be still be pretty good. Plenty of bottom fish coming back to the dock. The king mackerel are still biting well and when you find the right water they are schooled up pretty tight. Hopefully there will be some activity at the boat ramp this week even though the temperature is suppose to fall even more. Good luck to you if this week if you get out there. Remember to be safe and bundle up!
Captain John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

Corey Durako with a cold water striper caught and released out of the Cape Fear River.

Captain John Theodorakis with a nice Striper."


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