Hook, Line and Sinker: Local Fishing Report and Photos for August 31st, 2016

By / Fishing / Wednesday, 31 August 2016 04:00

Capt John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

Wow, what a great week to live at the beach. It is week’s like this past one that really makes all of us remember why we live here. The weather finally made a switch. The wind blew out of the north and northeast  for the entire week. When this happens the air temperature is cooler and the humidity is low. Another great perk to this kind of weather is it tends to make the fish bite a little better. The cooler air also cools the water off just a little which in turn makes the fish more active. This weather pattern is just the first of the season and some anglers may argue that it didn’t make a difference. It may not have made an immediate difference but instead a step in the right direction. One way thing that I did notice is that the local piers caught a few king mackerel for the first time this season. These fish have started their push to the beach in order to feed on all the bait that is starting to leave our local inshore waters as they do every fall when the weather starts to cool. I walked down the Kure Beach pier on wednesday and when I made it to the end I was blown away at the sight of all the mullet that were already running down the beach front and crossing right off the end of the pier. Coincidentally, the Kure Beach pier anglers caught several nice King’s up to the forty pound range last week. Inshore things were still a little slow. The Got-em-On Live Bait Club held their third of five flounder tournaments of the season. There was a great turnout and anglers reportedly had a very good time. The drum and speckled trout are still spread out across our local waters. All of these fish will start to be a little more predictable as we move into our fall season as they too will stage up in certain areas in order to ambush the bait fish moving their way to the ocean. My advice for this upcoming week is to simply get out there and fish.
Captain John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

The top six anglers showing off their flounder in the Got-em-On live bait club's third flounder tournament."

Captain John Theodorakis with a 60 lbs wahoo caught in fifty foot of water on a live menhaden.

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Mostly sunny
86°F
ENE at 14 mph /53%
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Saturday
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