The spots are as scarce as the mullet this year... Even with MANY SPOTS you might catch a handful.. Worst I've seen it EVER!Water is still warm, the Cobs can be everywhere, if you are not getting any then you have to move.
They are still catching Big Drum in Nags Head in November, so it is the El Nino effect.
If you want a secret spot send $$$ (as in Five hundred) to Chicago and I will provide directions and maps to sure fire holes on Hatteras no one goes to because of the concentration of water moccasins, mosquitos and alligators, and because it is quite a hike in or a long boat ride, you cannot just pull up in your truck to a spot anymore, cause someone was likely all ready in there with a net before you that day.....
Or you can check with Nick