Hook, Line and Sinker: Local Fishing Report and Photos for August 12th, 2015

By / Fishing / Wednesday, 12 August 2015 04:00

Capt John Theodorakis
Theofficial Fishing Charters

This past week was a gorgeous one to be living at the beach. The days were still hot but  not overbearingly and the wind decided to switch out of the northeast for the weekend which drove the humidity down. It’s weekends like this that I live for as a fisherman. To top it all off the fish were hungry! The weather wind didn’t offer much opportunity to make it off the beach but the inshore fishing was very pleasant. The bait is as thick now as we are going to see it. Schools of mullet are everywhere, running up and down every grass bank you find. The redfish are swimming around in the usual schools and when you find them they are more than willing to eat a live bait. When the conditions are right artificial baits will do the trick as well. The speckled trout are around and hopefully staging up for a strong fall bite. As for the flounder. The big doormats still haven’t started  hitting the docks regularly but there is a lot of solid fish in the 4 to 5 pound class around. Any week now we will start to see and hear of the really big one’s being caught. While on the water I saw several really big sheephead hanging around some pilings. If you get a wild hair or a hankering to nearly be jerked out your boat, go give these big boys a try. A live fiddler crap is one of their favorite bait’s and they are easy to find on low tide at the waters edge. Good luck to everyone this week out on the water. Remember, be safe!

Myself and Capt. Brent Gainey with a nice mess of flounder caught on an afternoon off for Theofficial Fishing Charters.

Karl Anderson with a healthy citation size flounder caught out of Carolina Beach.


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