I'm at Ocracoke with the family this week. Slow fishing so far, but here's what I've managed:
Sunday night: Came over from Cedar Island on the 430pm ferry, so had to settle for frozen finger mullet for cut bait. Had fresh shrimp too. Hope was to get on some pan fish that night. Hit the beach up past the Pony Pens at 930,fished til 1. 1 big sharpnose shark, nothing on shrimp.
Monday: Started at ramp 72 around 8am. Grass everywhere. Some folks had caught blues up to 4lbs early that morning before the grass got bad. I moved to ramp 67 later, caught a half a croaker on shrimp or a flea cast over the bar. Bluefish got him before I could reel him in. Grass was bad all day, the croaker was the only fish I saw caught while I was out there.
Tuesday: Hit ramp 72 early. Grass still there. Caught 3 blues around 2 lbs each on a pink Spanish candy. Truck beyond me got a bigger blue on cut mullet. Nothing on shrimp or fleas anywhere I tried. Moved to ramp 70 after awhile and managed a decent Spanish and a couple more blues on spoons. Grass got better between. 9am and 2pm or so, then it came back with the stiff wind. Still nothing on shrimp/fb/fleas. Struck out on cut (fresh jumping) mullet too.
In lighter news, my new-to-me gen 2 cast pro outcasts anything I've ever used by a wide margin. Glad I went with that over something cheaper!
Dragged my old 4runner out for the trip. Rear window quit working yesterday afternoon, but I can work around that.