Wow, after all the below verbage, they
threw my ass a loop today. It’s got to
be that they are gathered up somewhere and spawning on the new moon, but it
SUCKED for me this afternoon. Everyone did
good in the morning, but it seemed better down river around Lighthouse.
This afternoon the only big bite was around POM, I would
go straight there, they should be in the area.
I fished 5 spots this afternoon and had one
bite that the customer broke off on the boat as I was dehooking a very disappointed
angler’s sting ray on the other side.
My humble pie smells like skunk. Jennings had a piece of that pie, Greg landed on them with 9 at sunset plus a couple of pups, Justin had 5 big 'uns.
Sent: Sunday, September 13, 2015 11:02 AM
Subject: RE: Old Drum Intel
The drum fishing is MUCH better
than last year with consistent fishing from Hampton Shoal to Ocracoke.
It’s kind of crazy, no area has been better than another and everyone is really
spread out unlike last year where the best fishing was well below Oriental or
in the sound.
You’re probably going to do the
best by drifting, corking and have someone on the boat also chunking some bait
as you drift. Not sure what kind of boat you will be in or if it is conducive to
corking, a trolling motor is not necessary. Greg is catching them
out of his Contendor and I gave a “demo” yesterday in my Parker, we caught a
double header on the corks about 15 minutes into it.
If you’ve got the wind, then the
bait guys will do better than the corkers.
The fish are going to be either “laid up” and not moving much, an advantage to the corkers or to the bait guys
who land in a nest of them…. or they are going to be moving. If
they are not moving and you set up close to them, you can usually get a couple
of quick bites from what is there. If they’re moving, then they
will run across you within an hour or so. Either way, if you don’t get a
couple of bites within an hour, you need to move.
Hate to be vague, but I have
caught big drum on every single trip that I have fished this year and I have
yet to fish the same place two days in a row. Dang things are
Hope this helps……
Hope you and Anna are doing well!
I’m fishing with some good friends tomorrow.
Any suggestions on locations . Maw Point, etc?