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Garbo you gotta mark your .300blk mags, or get different colored ones. .300blk is a good round for stopping man-sized targets in your house, and even better with a can and subsonic. I fully intend to shoot a couple deer with mine in a few weeks.

Havent caught a drum this year, hopefully get out and fish soon, been a busy work load. I did manage to find a chunky 21" Virginia smallie on Friday. Replica being made as soon as I find a good company to do it.
 

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I won't have to paint or buy different colored mags or get rubber bands with caliber printed or paint the gun orange and use only orange mags in the orange gun, because I will not be getting a 300 Black Out. I have a 6.5 Grendel AR15 and those cartridges have such a unique look to them and even an old person like myself can tell the difference.

If a man sized target enters my home with evil intent, I am going to slice-dice him up with my kitchen knife selection. I bought a paper wheel sharpening set and mounted in on a bench grinder. It took me a while to learn, but now my knives get razor sharp in seconds, not 10 minutes as with the Lansky sharpening system. It is similar to the Flying Ginsu system, that the CIA used on Ayman al-Zawahri but without the Drone.

I wanted this to see if I can still shoot long range targets. So I got this instead of the 300 Black Out.

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Well back to drum fishing.........Just left Hatteras around 6:00AM this morning. Few puppy drum and that was IT. Saw very very few fish caught...........it was HOT, damn bugs galore and it was time to go. Dunked a F15 and blew up a fathom within 15 minutes.........(n):mad: Surf was getting rough when we left. This trying to plan ahead and using a long range forecast sucks....hoping for better times in about 3-4 weeks......Garbo drum pro Lee said he is yet to see you......and he is not sharing any info. NONE.
 

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I have been extremely busy at work, it may not happen for me but for a long weekend or so this Fall. It is a good thing for me to be busy, but the timing is off for the DrumPro Game.

When the surf gets real rough like it is, it is time to go and meet and make new friends at the end of the T, instead of heading home.

DrumPros will all be at that Whalebone spot at opening. the one near the 7-11 and KFC tomorrow. I checked the webcam and it looks like Kinnakeet spot was about to get blown out, or it already has been.

So both Twins and GolfPro and HollywoodDrumPro and DrumPRoNick and likely DrumProLee and and BikerDrumPRo and AvonJohnDrumPro and DrumProTomH plus the regular crowd of Pier Vultures at Whalebone Junction will all be under the care of employees of State of North Carolina all day tomorrow till closing time. Plus that Tall RedHead ReplacementMateDrumPRo, you know he will be there. I do not want to talk trash about ReplacementMateDrumPro in case I have to hit him up for bait sometime, or at least paw my way through his bait cooler.

It is tough to net Drum when big smoking sets come in and the Drum decides to fight the net in whitewater, but there are times when the only ones getting bit are pier fellas.

It is also tough to hold bottom, so if the three sided 10's do not hold its time to breakout the 12's.

A DrumPro tip for holding bottom on a pier during a big wind and current event. Throw your bait straight into the malestrom, that way you have a few minutes before the current starts dragging you.
 

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Another trick is to use a Nail Sinker. You have to be careful how long the Nail stays out because it can get so buried it never comes loose and you have to break it off, causing a snag monster, which folks will ride you about. Water abd current tomorrow is made for a 1307.
 

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Wind went Hard NW so Kinnakeet major league of yesterday surf calmed down. Florida Twin and likely AvonJohn are out on the T. DDDrumPro is also probably out there and perhaps PotatoManDrumPro.

I am 275 miles to the North at a Secret Location.
 

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We thought about hanging around until this blew over but couple issues. We did not bring our camper and was just renting a cabin plus my wife's best friends mom did not survive heart surgery unexpectedly..............Life just gets in the way of fishing sometimes and ya just do the best you can.........We will be back weather permitting in around 3 weeks then back again in November. Now lets go clean some gear up plus a very nasty truck.
 

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Wind went Hard NW so Kinnakeet major league of yesterday surf calmed down. Florida Twin and likely AvonJohn are out on the T. DDDrumPro is also probably out there and perhaps PotatoManDrumPro.

I am 275 miles to the North at a Secret Location.
Florida Twin had to go to parents weekend and missed the entire bite. I made it for the bite on the incoming storm front, but couldn't get one that counted. Friday morning the Whalebone spot did not open at regular time due to plumbing issues. So I snuck out to an undisclosed location and found what I was after. Went to the big pier that afternoon and put in work, we double hauled the net multiple times.
 

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Clyde Coltrain of Rodanthe NC passed away yesterday.

I talked with the RedHeaded DrumPro about Clyde this morning. The RedHeaded DrumPro is going to miss Clyde.

Clyde was a fixture on Rodanthe Pier and he was one of the very first people I met in Rodanthe on the old Big T Pier back the end the T was perhaps 100 feet across 30 some years ago and went out some 1200 feet from the sand.

I had cast a bait out on the North Side of the T and in my inexperience had not noticed that a Skate had picked up my bait and then went south in the current with it. It was dark and windy and a light rain was falling.

When I finally noticed I had slack line I started reeling it back in only to see Clyde on the south side of the T, in his raincoat trying to unpin my skate in a big tangle that was involved with his line and mine, with the skate being wrapped multiple times in a big snarl.

Underneath his raincoat hood Clyde was muttering something about Tourist Fisherman intermixed with *K and P and stuff like that, all whilst I stood there attentively waiting for Clyde to hand me my rig back.

After Clyde unpinned my Skate, and for some reason he left the Skate attached to my rig, he handed it back to be and then without a word turned his back on me.

I felt a bit embarrassed, and the fact that it still clear in my mind as the day that it happened is not lost on me.

RIP Clyde
 

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Unless it’s at night I doubt anyone is making a break away in numbers caught this weekend. Honestly never seen so many people. Hoping when the weather cools considerably next few days and this tourney is over sanity can take over.
 

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Well, some observations for 3 weeks on the island. CROWDED, especially from say around the 11th to the 20th or so. Honestly worst its ever been. Fishing? Not really a great drum bite from what I personally saw....I did poorly to say the least but I also did not go elbow to elbow with the crowds either. We walked to a few spots that produced. Got in 3 good days of Blue runs.......got in 3 GREAT days of whiting.......big Whiting. Again walking to a few secluded spots on low tide to smoke it over and returning to marked locations at high tide was the secret. Fished a little at night, so so in my book. Caught a lot of flounder that had to go back, many were well over 15 inches. Spent a ton of money as I tend to eat well and don't cut corners there.Lost the spaceship while there......that sucked. I've decided to go on some charters from here out plus the surf fishing. Lee is a good person to get ya lined up. We had thought about a week in November. Not going. I have been 5 times this year and spent 9 weeks on island......had enough. Oh...I forgot to tell you about the kidney stone and my experience with the OBX hospital. Trust me. If you have bad health you do not need to be on that island. You will die........ONE person in the emergency room and I laid on the floor for 2 1/2 hours........and NO urologist on staff. wanted me to wait for 2 days for a ambulance to Norfolk. :)
 

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Well, some observations for 3 weeks on the island. CROWDED, especially from say around the 11th to the 20th or so. Honestly worst its ever been. Fishing? Not really a great drum bite from what I personally saw....I did poorly to say the least but I also did not go elbow to elbow with the crowds either. We walked to a few spots that produced. Got in 3 good days of Blue runs.......got in 3 GREAT days of whiting.......big Whiting. Again walking to a few secluded spots on low tide to smoke it over and returning to marked locations at high tide was the secret. Fished a little at night, so so in my book. Caught a lot of flounder that had to go back, many were well over 15 inches. Spent a ton of money as I tend to eat well and don't cut corners there.Lost the spaceship while there......that sucked. I've decided to go on some charters from here out plus the surf fishing. Lee is a good person to get ya lined up. We had thought about a week in November. Not going. I have been 5 times this year and spent 9 weeks on island......had enough. Oh...I forgot to tell you about the kidney stone and my experience with the OBX hospital. Trust me. If you have bad health you do not need to be on that island. You will die........ONE person in the emergency room and I laid on the floor for 2 1/2 hours........and NO urologist on staff. wanted me to wait for 2 days for a ambulance to Norfolk. :)
Glad you had some good fishing days, you have definitely put your time in so far this year. I can relate to your experience regarding being ill away from home, on vacation, and at the OBX, which is never supposed to have any negative issues, we are at a happy place. We were in Rodanthe May 2021, my wife was bleeding internally, got real sick quickly, just about passed out, throwing up old blood, looked like a horror movie, scary. Called 911, the ambulance was there within 10 minutes and those people stabilized her, she lost a lot of blood. They took her to Nags Head hospital, I followed , we waited there for about 4 hours, they had a fire in the kitchen and everything was closed off, they did nothing for her after 4 hours, the ambulance people did it all. Finally they said they did not have the equipment to find the bleeding and from there we went to Chesapeake Hospital and they did a endoscopy, found the bleeding and welded it shut, but she had to remain there for 4 days to be sure the bleeding was sealed. This and your problem too only happens to other people, I thought, wrong! She has been good with this problem since then, hope you are also,...pop.
 

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Glad you had some good fishing days, you have definitely put your time in so far this year. I can relate to your experience regarding being ill away from home, on vacation, and at the OBX, which is never supposed to have any negative issues, we are at a happy place. We were in Rodanthe May 2021, my wife was bleeding internally, got real sick quickly, just about passed out, throwing up old blood, looked like a horror movie, scary. Called 911, the ambulance was there within 10 minutes and those people stabilized her, she lost a lot of blood. They took her to Nags Head hospital, I followed , we waited there for about 4 hours, they had a fire in the kitchen and everything was closed off, they did nothing for her after 4 hours, the ambulance people did it all. Finally they said they did not have the equipment to find the bleeding and from there we went to Chesapeake Hospital and they did a endoscopy, found the bleeding and welded it shut, but she had to remain there for 4 days to be sure the bleeding was sealed. This and your problem too only happens to other people, I thought, wrong! She has been good with this problem since then, hope you are also,...pop.
I think it hit home during that experience that I will never go to the OBX with a pending medical issue. You're on your own. They did what they could I guess but for a area the size they cover it was disappointing. My wife is a BSN and she let them have it in a review they sent. They broke numerous medical codes along the way. To say my wife was appalled is a understatement. Making money is the name of the game and I guess a 6 month hospital doesn't make enough to keep specialist and what is truly needed. Next year we are doing a little changing up. Planning a Florida Keys trip, may go to Upper Ontario on a fishing trip and take a damn boat to hatteras this next trip. I love surf fishing but I like catching fish more.
 
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