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Hook, Line and Sinker: Local Fishing Report and Photos for November 13, 2013

Capt Mike Harrison
Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

11/10/2013 - Fishing is about much more than just “catching fish” (thank goodness!)  and the highlight of last week for me was seeing a majestic wild Bald Eagle. . There’s no mistaking the large blackish brown bird with the snowy white head and tail feathers.  I think I can remember every time that I was lucky enough to experience that.  Kinda like you remember where you were on Nine Eleven, or where you were when the Challenger exploded (if you’re old enough), except the Eagle sightings are very positive, exciting times. Maybe I’m a little weird, but just seeing our National Symbol in the wild “makes my day”!  Four of five years ago my fishin’ buddy and I witnessed a pair of them over in the Lilliput Creek area and I don’t know if they’re still around or not, but it’s been that long since I saw one.  The bird I saw last week (actually twice in the last month) was coming north from Bald Head Island, obviously looking for fish near the Cape Fear River.  They tell me an eagle can see a rabbit (or fish on top of the water) from a mile away. That means that an eagle flying at an altitude of 1000 feet over open land could spot prey over an area of almost 3 square miles!  The bald eagle became our National symbol in 1782 when the great seal of the United States was adopted. In 2007 they were taken off America’s Endangered Species List. Keep a sharp eye anglers…  I hope you get to see one also.
We’ve had some beautiful fishing weather this week… a little cold maybe, but tolerable.  And fish are still available, even if you do have to work a little harder to find them.  I’m still seeing Flounder, Red Drum, and Trout.  ‘Lots of Gray trout and more Specks, although most of the Speckled Trout are small ones.  Fish markets have lots of Spots at reasonable prices, which means Spots are plentiful in the ocean. Maybe we just need a longer pier.
Wishing you the best,
Capt. Mike Harrison
Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

 Each year in May the Got-em-on Live Bait Club holds their Disabled Fishing Tournament at the Kure Beach Pier.

Luke Worley and son Ellis were doing some surf fishing in Kure Beach.

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