Outer Banks Fishing Report 9/29/08-Hatteras Island

It’s been a wild week with a Nor’easter putting a temporary halt on the fishing scene for a day or two, but the gorgeous weekend weather made up for a couple of stormy days.
With few people on the shore, except for on the island’s most popular beaches, weekend anglers got to enjoy the great weather and good fishing all to themselves. With a light breeze and cooler temperatures, (but still warm enough for shorts and sunscreen), it’s definitely starting to feel like fall. On Hatteras Island, this means three things: Good sales, good shells, and great fishing.
This past week, it was all about the drum, as almost every fishing spot on the island reported good drum catches. Look for the drum runs to continue this week, as the air and water temperatures remain consistent, and the weather stays nice and mild.
Here’s what local anglers have been reeling in on Hatteras Island:

Rodanthe, Waves & Salvo: Blues Puppy Drum
Avon: Sea Mullet-Blues, lots of puppy drum, including a 46″ drum, Blues, Flounder, Spot
Cape Point: Good run of Pompano up to Frisco beach, Spot, Puppy Drum, Yearling, Blues, Spanish just south of the Point, Small flounder
Hatteras: Puppy Drum, Yearlings, Small Flounder, Blues

From the Piers:
Rodanthe Pier: Puppy Drum, including a 24″ drum
Avon Pier: Puppy Drum, including 23″ & 33″ drums, Sea Mullet, Spot, Croaker, Black drum, Blues, Pompano, Croakers
Cape Hatteras Pier in Frisco: Spot, Pompano, Sea Mullet, Blues, drum

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