Hook, Line and Sinker: Local Fishing Report and Photos

By / Fishing / Wednesday, 20 July 2016 04:00

Capt John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

This was another successful summer week at the island. Everyone seemed to be very busy with all of the summer activities going on in the area. The good news is that the weather was good and the fishing seemed to pick up a bit. Inshore anglers are actually going out and putting some decent numbers of fish in their cooler’s. The flounder bite was a lot better this week. The flatfish are biting in all of their usual spots but the nearshore wreck fishing was the talk of the week. With all the finger mullet that just showed up, the fish seemed to follow. Maybe this bait was the missing part of the puzzle  so far this year. There are good numbers of redfish in the area with a lot of over slot fish. Pitch a live bait around any structure in the waterway or river and you will stand a good chance at finding one. As far as the offshore bite go’s, there is plenty of action to be had out off the beach.
The spanish mackerel are biting well around the inlets and along the beach fronts. When you get off the beach a little ways there are small mahi all over the place with the occasional gaffer size fish in the mix. The bottom fishing is good with a lot of sea bass and grouper being caught. Many of our local inshore anglers fished in the Fisherman’s Post Inshore tournament this weekend held out of Wrightsville Beach. Kyle and Dylan Jefferys along with Chase Leblanc brought the trophy back to our beach. They weighed in a flatfish a touch over 4 pounds to lock up first place honors for the tournament. There was also a king mackerel tournament help our of Wrightsville this weekend as well. This was a two fish aggregate tournament.
Jackson David won the event with a 32 and 28 pound king. The mackerel fishing wasn’t red hot this week but should get better as the summer progress’s and moves into the fall. My suggestion this week is to get out there and wet a line. Good Luck!!
Captain John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters


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