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Traveled up to the Fort on Saturday amidst the rain and bleak skies and did a little fishing that night out in front of the Sea Ranch Motel where we were staying, seas were rough and no bites.:mad:

The wife and I did get a good meal that night at the Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar and they have excellent fresh seafood:)...I highly recommend. They also had a great band playing made up of over aged used to be rock and rollers like myself called "Big Fish" and they were fantastic. :beer::beer:

They knocked me out with their rendition of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" and then closed with the Soggy Bottom Boys(from Ole Brother movie)"Man of constant sorrow"...Talk about range and diversity, wow. They play at the Tiki Lounge about once a month,,,if you get a chance, check them out.:cool::cool:

Sunday, skies cleared and wind started blowing, but we gave the Fort a try anyway. Like a moron, I drove around the Point about 11:00 AM cause I thought the tide was at high and going out, WRONG...:eek::eek:

Drove down the beach and we tried to fish the surf but the wind and surf was too much. Went back into Crossover 4 creek area and fished the creek with no result and almost got STRANDED:eek::eek: as the north wind blew the creek up on both sides of our spot and the wife started flipping...so I made a dash out the creek area, through two washes and sprayed water all over the Explorer...wife is flipping seriously now:eek::eek::eek::D:D:D

Anyway made it back to Crossover #4 and waited for the tide to go out (about an hour) and left for the hotel and some late lunch. As we were leaving the Blues started to turn on as we saw a lot of activity from groups fishing down the beach.:):)

We returned around 6:00 PM to fish the low tide and made a bee line around the Point again to my little honey hole. :cool:

Once we set up in my "hole" we started nailing the blues on cut mullet and fresh finger mullet.:D:D We missed more than we caught but by 8:00 PM we had 14 nice blues in the cooler cleaned and ready to freeze. :D:D

Things quited down after 8:00 but my wife hung into something on cut bait that made a run and broke my Fireline 30 lb without a problem :eek::eek:

Gonna make it back in a week or two but here are some picts of the weekend.

http://pierandsurf.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/4827/cat/500/ppuser/20254

http://pierandsurf.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/4828/cat/500/ppuser/20254

http://pierandsurf.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/4826/cat/500/ppuser/20254


And here are some picts of the Pelicans and Gulls back in he creeks staying out of the wind on the beech.:):)

http://pierandsurf.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/4829/cat/500/ppuser/20254


http://pierandsurf.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/4831/cat/500/ppuser/20254
 

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I vote your Wife for President....She's proven that she can get through a crisis with cool, calm reason and fortitude....and she had no problem facing the elements and accomplishing her goal....

If she fished last weekend at Fort Fisher through that gale, AND she wants to come back in a couple of weeks, she's one hell of a woman.

Fireline's Wife for President
 

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Yep she's a real trooper. Back in our younger days we used to backpack into mountains and trout fish all weekend...but my legs wont carry me that far anymore so surf fishing out of the back of a 4x4 vehicle suits us just fine.

Maybe they will make a doll out of her called "Fishing Barbie":):)
 
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