THIS Weekend!

Finally getting out there.  Myself.  Live, in person.  It’s been a difficult fall…or whatever you want to call the weather for the past month.  First Florence, and then Michael which screwed up my plans for last weekend — fishing was good, but we lost power here in the Piedmont, so I couldn’t really leave the family to fend for themselves.

This weekend looks a little trickier, weather-wise, with a great window on Friday, following a cold front rolling through now, but then Saturday the SW picks up on the front end of the next cold front – definitely not the worst conditions, but for someone who prefers lure fishing for speckled trout and puppy drum, I’d rather have the lesser winds stick around for a bit.  I’ll make do – hey, I am bringing nine rods.  I can bait fish too!

Fishing has been good.  Amazingly, Spanish mackerel are still hitting north of Oregon Inlet.  By this time of year, they are usually absent from all of the Outer Banks, at least from the surf zone.  I think they will be leaving soon with cold front after cold front finally making up for lost time, but maybe I’ll have a shot at them this weekend.  And, if not, everything else should pick up the slack: blues galore, drum of all sizes, specks (mostly small but some keepers starting to show) and bottom fish. Reports from further south in NC are harder to come by, due to storm damage, but its safe to say that the fall progression is underway.

~ by surffisher on October 17, 2018.

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