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fishhead
10-05-2010, 09:29 PM
Went down for a long weekend to catch a red drum. I used FF rigs with 9/0 gamis baited with shrimp, cobb mullet chunks & heads, and tossed some smaller chunks on a smaller rod with a T&B rig.

Current was running hard L to R, and 8 was holding but 6 didn't even come close. Winds varied between 10-15 and 20+, and there was some rain from time to time, except Saturday was beautiful in terms of having sunshine and mid-70's temps. Water was warm ... perhaps too warm!

I fished the old lighthouse site area in Buxton, and also behind the Coast Guard station in Hatteras ...

Friday, bought bait when I arrived at 6pm, then stopped at the beach to question the people fishing, but there were scarce.

Saturday, fished 4hrs AM, 4 hrs PM, and 3 hrs evening.

Sunday, fished 2 hrs AM, 4 hrs PM, and then the winds kicked up, water started rising, and rain was spitting.

Monday, made a few stops but never got out my stuff ... just watched people's lines getting ripped along by the current ... began the trip home at 9:00am

Oh, and what did I catch? Well, a few pomps, spot, lizzard fish and pinfish ... better than the skunk, which seemed to be around for lots of folks, but not what I was hoping for :(

Anyway, a fishing trip is better than work, even when the fish aren't biting ;)

Some pics:

Fishing in Buxton ... lighthouse in background:
http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z423/Bob_Sproul/buxton.jpg?t=1286324607

A pompano:
http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z423/Bob_Sproul/pompano.jpg?t=1286324680

A collapsing Frisco Pier in the background:
http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z423/Bob_Sproul/FriscoPier.jpg?t=1286324738

Waiting at the porta-potty:
http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z423/Bob_Sproul/Frog.jpg?t=1286324806

Oregon Inlet from the Bonner Bridge:
http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z423/Bob_Sproul/OregonInlet.jpg?t=1286324855

A tackle stop:
http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z423/Bob_Sproul/FrankFrans.jpg?t=1286324903

An odd sighting at the CBBT:
http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z423/Bob_Sproul/Submarine.jpg?t=1286324948

drumchaser
10-05-2010, 09:32 PM
Nice pics, thanks.

surfchunker
10-05-2010, 10:23 PM
sounds like you picked up where we left off ... Thanks for the report and great pictures

Smally
10-06-2010, 12:10 AM
thx for the report. nice pics.

The Crew
10-06-2010, 12:58 AM
Nice report and great pics. Sorry you didn't get your target!

Drumdum
10-06-2010, 06:36 AM
Nice meeting you finally,thanks for the report...

busyb
10-06-2010, 10:02 AM
Seeing a submarine must have blown your mind.
I hope it was one of "ours".

RuddeDogg
10-06-2010, 03:05 PM
Seeing a submarine must have blown your mind.
I hope it was one of "ours".

Yep. That would kinda freak me out a little bit.

Fishman
10-06-2010, 06:35 PM
Thanks for the report. It is too bad about the pier at Frisco. I remember fishing that pier in my younger days.

techie22311
10-06-2010, 06:47 PM
fishhead or anyone else. I'm not familiar with T&B rig. What is this? forgive my ignorance :)

fishhead
10-07-2010, 09:19 AM
fishhead or anyone else. I'm not familiar with T&B rig. What is this? forgive my ignorance :)

Top and Bottom ... basically a two hook setup where in this case there were two 4" leaders with a snap 10" apart with a snap at the bottom for the weight. I put small gamis on the hook snaps.