Hi all. Looking to get some feedback on fishing the Emerald Isle area. I'm headed down the 3rd week in September and was hoping to catch the tail end of some reds and some flounder back in the creeks. I never spent much time in that area and was looking if there are any big hazards I should now about. I was planing on putting in at the Emerald Isle Boat Ramp and heading over to Goose Creek Shoals and Bear Island.
- Is there a marked channel to get to Bear Island?
- There's a lot of good looking bars in front of that ramp's canal but I'm not sure how hard those are to navigate and how low that water gets. Anyone fish that area and have any comments?
- Last question is how's the chop out there? I'm in a 18.6 G3 with a 90, I draft about 18" to idling trimmed down, I have navigation.