Got back Sunday after two days fishin the Point in Hatteras. Caught 8 red drum from 26-41" with 3 citations at 40, 40, and 41". Go south and catch sea-mullets, then steak em for drum bait!!! Also gotta bonus chopper blue of about 12 pounds. Great weekend!!
I drove down Monday to check out Cape Point and pick up a rod from Hatteras Jack and reel & tackle from TW's. I walked out to the point to see what the fishing was like. I would have liked to stay and watch into the night for the drum, but i had to get back to Maryland. On the way back home I stop at Sandbridge. There was on one small family fishing it was very windy and a cold front from the Ocean was coming through. I left and continued home.
Have you been fishing for red drum this spring season? I'm trying to wet my feet at this drum fishing. I could rent a 4x4 and go to NC and try fishing with the locals, but I prefer to start in a not so crowded setting.
steve, not all of Hatteras is crowded. The point just happens to be a magnet for good fisherman and yayhoos.
In Adam's longer report, he picked his times to hit the point when it was least crowded, and scored well.
But as water temps rise, you should be able to fish unencumbered from the north beach of Hatteras. Other than that, the eastern shore barriers are good, but hard to get to.
You may want to try sandbridge if you don't want to head all the way to NC.
I fished false point near Hatteras inlet in mid march. Conditions seemed good, but we ended up with a dogfishathon. Other than that I haven't done a lot of drum fishing this spring. Gonna try the ES barriers in may though.
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