Hook, Line and Sinker: Local Fishing Report and Photos for November 4th, 2015

By / Fishing / Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:00

Capt John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

A week meant for fishing is the kind of week that we just had. Anything was possible this past week one day or another. Whether you like to stay inside and throw artificial baits or go to the gulf stream and pull lures, you could have made it happen last week. The best part is that if you made it out there, the opportunity for success was plentiful. For me, I spent the majority of the week out there. The grouper were biting in 50-60 feet of water. There are also plenty of keeper black sea bass mixed in to keep the action hot. The drum bite inshore is staying strong and and the speckled trout bite continues to get better. The flounder bite is not what it should be still from all the rain we experienced a couple of weeks ago. The big flatfish that we usually see this time of year are still making their way to the ocean though so there is still the opportunity for catching that doormat that every angler dreams about. This past week North Carolina was fortunate enough to be able to host the Southern Kingfish Association’s national championship out of Morehead City. Angler’s from far and near made their way to Morehead to compete in this exclusive King Mackerel tournament. There were some very impressive fish weighed in with two fish over fifty pounds and over half a dozen forty pound class fish making it to the scales.
The fishing teams used the coast of the entire state to produce these quality catches. For instance, team Clearly Hooked comprised of Austin and Margaret Eubank, John Theodorakis, and Chris Eckert, caught their day one fish off of Hatteras and their day two fish off of Oak Island. These large kingfish are close to the beach and plentiful this time of year. Slow trolling live bait’s is still the best way to fool these toothy predators. Team Clearly Hooked was able to post a 77.77 pound aggregate for the tournament good enough for 4th place in the open division. Brett and Alan Barnes on team Hot Rod was able to finish in 7th in the open division and team Blew by U finished 2nd in the small boat division.
All three of these teams can be seen launching their boats at our local boat ramp, so when you see them rest assured the King Mackerel are biting close by. Get out there and hone your skills this week, the opportunities are there.
Remember to stay safe and good luck!!
Captain John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charter’s

A super sized bull drum caught and released by John Theodorakis off of Oak Island.

Dennis Durham caught and released this 11 lb. 8 oz. flounder in Snow's Cut.


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