Hook, Line and Sinker for May 4th, 2016: Local Fishing Report and Photos

By / Fishing / Wednesday, 04 May 2016 04:00

Capt John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

As the weather continues to get better, so does the fishing. At this point there are a lot of options out there for anglers to pursue. Whether you prefer to angle from the deck of your boat or simply standing in the surf in front of you favorite beach access, there are fish to be caught. There have been good reports of surf fisherman catching pompano, sea mullet, and red drum. All of these fish are great table fare and can provide a lot of entertainment for even the most seasoned angler. The spanish and false albacore were thick off our beach this week. Targeting these fish over structure or on a tideline will bring the best results. Inshore anglers are reporting speckled trout, redfish, and flounder biting from the inlet to the river. Any day now we are going to start to see the larger flounder showing up. There is no telling when it will happen but around the first couple of week’s in may every year there is generally a couple of very large flounder caught in our area. Sometimes we will see the biggest flatfish of the season get caught in these coming week’s so now is a great time to get out and get after them. The offshore bite is really heating up with wahoo, tuna, and mahi making their way into angler’s fishboxes. Finding a calm enough day to go has been a bit of a struggle but when they arrive you have to be ready to take advantage. Good luck to everyone over the next week. Get out there and make the best of your opportunities.
Captain John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

Trip Child from Leland caught this nice Cape Fear River catfish."

Local Captain Trey Styron caught & released this monster Redfish fishing baitballs right off the beach.

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