My how things have changed.. I can remember "back in the day" stories of kings blitzing on n obx piers in sept,and into oct.. Matter of fact I would put sept down as the BEST MONTH I ever had kinging "back in the day".... haha Can remember one year kings were caught on the old Frisco pier on Thanksgiving.. Sorry 1BadF350,couldn't help myself....
You did not mention kings before,but yes in sept you can catch them if those "unicorns" appear....
As the wise Sage has responded to Ford Truck guy.
October was the best month for King Mackerel in the old days. They would still be caught into November.
20-30 Kings in one day off Rodanthe Pier when conditions were right.
The Kings would be much more concentrated than in the Spring and Summer, following giant schools of Fatback heading South.
You would put your King rig out on the North side of the Piers and at Dusk you would chuck out Drum baits, which were more likely to be eaten by Smoker Sharks following the bait, due to the clear water conditions.
The Kings would be migrating South from the Virginia Capes, all the Oregon Inlet Charter boats would troll down the outer bar break 1/2 mile off the beach.
Every boat would typically limit out, I think the limit was 6 per day per angler so the boat counting the Mate and Captain at 5:00 o'clock would slap 48 Kings on the dock at Oregon Inlet and Teaches Lair.
Fall Kings kind of disappeared by 2000 and most fellas in September all switched to Drum fishing off of Kitty Hawk. On Avon Pier in October in 2004 or 2005 all the regulars had Drum baits out and the water was pretty clear, Drum were being caught perhaps 1 and hour or so, there was a lot of Fatback coming by in pods, not schools like the old days. Every so often there would be a huge boil in the "Dork hole", I had a 6/0 on a Surf Stick in my Suburban, I regret not sliding a bait out and finding out what was making those giant boils. If it had been Rodanthe I would have slid the bait out, but at Avon every Kinnakeeter would have been crying..... if I had a Drum bait out and a King Bait out at the same time....Thinking back on it, there was a day in November in 2005 I think when we were smoking the Drum on Rodanthe Pier, like 40+...........it was blowing SW.....That same exact day.. Frisco Dave caught 4 or 5 thirty pound plus Kings by himself....
...off of Frisco Pier....never more...RIP.