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November 21, 2010

Afternoon Walk on the Beach

2010 NC Recreational Coastal Waters Guide

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Donna and I went for a nice walk on the beach this afternoon, after Jimmie Johnson won his unbelievable fifth Nascar Cup Championship. Beach was really nice with sun and just a light breeze. We talked to a couple of anglers that were fishing about a hundred yards apart on the beach. Same bait, cut shrimp, and similar rigs and gear, but had strikingly different results. The first couple had only one sea mullet, it was a nice one, but only one. The next group of three, had a five gallon bucket crammed about three quarters full of nice mullets and black drum. The thing was, both groups of folks were smiling and happy, enjoying their fishing with family and friends. Didn't matter if they were catching or not. It's the fishing that was making them happy. Fishing, great therapy for whatever ails you. Great sport.

There are plenty of speckled trout in the water, but most are small. Surf anglers are catching them on mirro-lures and green grubs on red or white jigs. The red drum are still biting well in the surf, flounder are better than average. Whiting are plentiful and big. I have seen some of the biggest whiting ever this month. My largest is 2 lbs 14 ounces, and some of the mullets I have seen dwarf my largest. It's been a good month for fishing, and for beach combing, with temps in the high 60's and low 70's. Water temps are in the mid to low 60's, perfect for trout in the surf. Our good friend Caleb and Wayne went offshore today and came back with two bull dolphin and two wahoo. I hope to get out tomorrow early am, going to cast for trout, no bottom fishing tomorrow. I'll post my results.

Thanks to all the birthday wishes. It's been a nice one.

Till next time....
Tight lines!