my wife and i just got back from a fishing trip in waves n.c. from 10-25 through 11-01. we caught a ton of bluefish every day from the rodanthe pier. we were the only ones on the pier catching the fish and it was because of a home-made rig that i tied that floated the bait about 4 feet off the bottom. we caught snapper blues in the 1 pound range until karen's arms were so sore she couldn't wind them in anymore. thursday i caught 1 big drum 49" about 7:00 am. that made my trip say no more. several 40 lb. sharks a big ray also gave me a little big game action while she was busy horseing those blues in. once again the obx has provided us with plenty to talk about until we can come down again next year. oh yeah, she did catch 3 specks about 18 inches, man they were tasty!