The 27th annual Ocracoke Island Surf Fishing Tournament was held the last two days. Sixty-nine teams participated, competing for points (based on size of the fish), most fish caught, and largest fish caught.
I don't know all of the details (maybe one of our readers does), but one 30 1/4 inch striper was landed Thursday morning.
The catch-and-release event ended yesterday evening with a pig pickin' (B-B-Q, cole slaw, potatoes, and black-eyed-peas) and awarding of trophies and prizes at the Community Center.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter celebrates colorful islander Don Wood (1936-1998). You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042610.htm.