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I plan on coming down with my three son's the first week of Oct.My plan is to take the Davis ferry over to the southern core setting up camp and fishing hard for three day's. We are bringing are yak's. Is most of the fishing down in the back sound around the grass.Any info or sugesstions would be helpful Thanks
 

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Welcome to NCAngler CaptKid. October is the time to be here for sure. Best fishing time on the coast is Oct-Dec. Camping will be great that time of year too. Where are you from? Where on the Southern Core? What are you interested in catching? I'd love to help, but there are others on this site who are far more knowledgeable about the area. But, I do know that Oct is usually great.
 

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I'm afraid I haven't spent enough time at the coast to recognize the area you're speaking of, but if you're talking about yak-fishing, I'm listening! A three day camp-and-fish-hard outing sounds awesome -- keep us posted!!
 

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We are coming in from cape may NJ Plan to fish around Opleia inlet.Thanks for the help
Thats Ophelia Inlet --Was opened up by Hurricane Ophelia in 2005 and is south of the other two Drum Inlets across from Atlantic. Presently deep water around inlet and I hear that fishing has been good --waters on shore side of Core Banks are extremely shallow for the most parts. Bring plenty of bug spray. Good luck!

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Hey Fojoloy

Thanks for the input is there a better place to be. Or should we set uo camp and Yak over to new drum inlet.We plan on Yaking during the day and setting up and bait fising during the nights for possible bigger drum. Thanks again
 

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captkid---If you have never visited this area before, there are some things that you need to be aware of:
4WD necessary to drive on the core banks as there are no roads- only the beach and dunes.
Take all necessary supplies with you--you can order bait, ice and supplies to be delivered by ferry at a COST.
If I were coming here for first time I would take ferry and camp for the duration--
It's over two miles to any of the inlets from mainland and winds are subject to kick up without warnings
With proper planning, it should be not just a fishing trip but an adventure
Oct. is a very busy time for the ferries and reservations would be wise
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I'm hoping you guys are taking a couple of four wheel drives across. (The cost is $75/ truck up to 18 1/2 '.) It sure makes it easier to carry 3 days worth of water and Ice. frozen 2ltr bottles of water that is good for drinking (or 1 gal. jugs) helps keep your ice longer and gives you cold drinking water too. Don't forget to bring lids for all of your pots, pans and food containers to keep blowing sand out of your food. I haven't been over to the Core Banks, but if you need help coming up with a check list, I will try to help you put one together. I have some practical experience with beach camping in rather remote areas.
 

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Thanks to everyone

You can alway's count on fellow fisherman and all outdoorsman in general for support I thank you all. Yes we are bringing two 4x4s and as for packing supplies we will be fine.I tend to over pack.The boy's and I live to fish nor easters for stripers up here so we are geared up for the nasty if it happens.Once again thanks to everyone hope to share some water with ya someday.
 

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You generally expect that when a person is planning to be at the right place at the right time they have several years of experience under their belt. You never can be sure so I thought I'd offer because it would be a shame to be in the right place at the right time and have to leave because you didn't have something that you didn't know would be necessary. It sounds unlikely that will be the case. I hope ya'll get your share and have a good time doing it.
 
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