Hook, Line and Sinker: Local Fishing Report and Photos

By / Fishing / Wednesday, 01 June 2016 04:00

Capt John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

We had an interesting week all together on the around Carolina Beach. Obviously it was Memorial Day weekend which is always our first big week on the island. Bonnie had other plans however. At the first of the week the weather man reluctantly told us about a tropical depression (Bonnie) that was forming just to our south and was scheduled to make land fall just in time for the weekend. The good news is that the weather was really not all that bad at all. We had our rain shower’s but they never seemed to last long before the sun would poke back through the clouds. The bad news is that it kept the majority of the crowd away. Most anglers would consider that a blessing and I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the absence of the crowd. The fish must have missed the weather report though because they were around the entire week. The big craze this week was riding up and down the ocean front looking for the Cobia migration. This is one of those fisheries that you can’t wait to hear about it before you go otherwise you will most likely miss the action. There were right many caught throughout the week. Most of the fish were in the 30 to 60 pound range but I did hear of a few larger ones caught as well. Inshore the flounder bite picked up a little. There still hasn’t been a real big one brought to the dock yet but it could happen any day. Report came in that there were some really nice speckled trout caught in the lower Cape Fear. Per usual the redfish are in their normal spots. With all the bait around we are starting to see some of these fish wandering around and can be caught nearly anywhere. My suggestion for the upcoming week it to get out there and catch some FISH!!
Captain John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

Devin Anderson with a citation size cobia caught on a live blue crab just outside of the breaker's on Carolina Beach.

Hope Reedy with a very nice flounder caught in the Cape Fear River.


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