Saturday, October 11, 2014


I have never been much of a fishermen, but occasionally have an opportunity to join friends out on the water. Yesterday Al asked me to join him and Frank.  We anchored in about 6 or 7 feet of water out in Pamlico Sound, not too far from Portsmouth Island. In just over three hours we caught bluefish, speckled trout, red drum, and one Spanish mackerel.

This red drum was 30" long, several inches over the legal limit, so I had to release him, but he was fun to reel in.

Philip & Red Drum

Al hooked a large Spanish mackerel...28" long. There is now a photo of him and his prize on display at Tradewinds Tackle Shop.

Al & Spanish Mackerel

It was the perfect day to be out on the water enjoying a little sport fishing.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is about the Unionist North Carolina State Government established at Hatteras in 1861. You can read all about it here:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:47 AM

    See, you need to live there..the place suits you well. If I lived there I would never get anything done because I'd be fishing or boating or walking in some marsh....actually that sounds great....nice fish by the way