Who says the Fall season is slow? This past week, Hatteras Island was the place to be with a multitude of events going on, including the birdwatchers’ Wings Over Water Festival, the Outer Banks Marathon, and perhaps most importantly, the annual Cape Hatteras Anglers Club Fishing Tournament. The tournament, held every November since 1958, carried on as planed despite a couple of very rainy days, and by judging day on Saturday, the weather was simply perfect.
It’s easy to forget that it’s November, as the last few days have been sunny enough for sunscreen, slightly breezy, and warm with temperatures in the high 60s. But once you see what the anglers have been reeling in, (lots of drum and blues), you remember that it’s definitely fall. The drum usually run well into November and even December, and Thanksgiving might be the perfect time to take a few days off, reserve a last-minute vacation home, and spend some time with the family… (and, of course, get a little of that great fall fishing in before the season winds down.)
Here’s what local anglers have been reeling in this week:
Rodanthe, Waves & Salvo: Sea Mullet, Puppy Drum, Blues, Black Drum
Avon: Sea Mullet, Blues, Black Drum
Cape Point: Flounder, Black Drum, Sea Mullet, Blues, Croaker, Specks
Hatteras: Puppy Drum, Blues, Sea Mullet
From the Piers:
Rodanthe Pier: Spot-Sea Mullet-Trout- Puppy Drum
Avon Pier: Sea Mullet, Puppy Drum, Blues
Cape Hatteras Pier in Frisco: Flounder, Blues, Puppy Drum, Pufffers, Black Drum, Spot, Trout
Offshore: Good kings and dolphin late in the week.