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It's been too long, but I finally returned to my beloved coastline. (Almost two years time has past) Its really tough making the drive while living deep in the mountains. Spent one day fishing around Cape lookout in my buddy’s skiff. We did all right out there, caught 3 keeper flounder, 2 Spanish, two blues, and a bunch of lizard fish. After that we set our sights on surf fishing Hammocks beach.(Bear Island) Got the freshest shrimp available and rode the first ferry over for the day. Tide was high and dropping when we chunked our bottom rigs out in a little cut/hole. Black drum were on the hook right from the start, only one was a 14in. keeper. Often we were catching two black drum at a time, mostly 12in.-13in fish. Then followed by reds and sea mullet turning on as the tide sucked out harder. (bite stopped dead at low tide) Managed two smaller blues and a few pinfish as well. Was really hoping to land a pompano but I think the water too murky due to lots of rain recently and rough surf. All in all it was a great trip with my wife and I both landing 24 inch drum in the surf. (she caught hers on shrimp and I got the other red on mullet we cast netted the night before)
 

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Ramrod, You are correct sir, we walked out on the pier during a little shower to kill some time and seen this guy slamming charter boat scraps (fish heads) down on the water near the fish cleaning station. He look familiar and might be on this site, he had a gopro strapped to his head. We overheard him telling someone else his plan to catch some big sharks in the surf that night.. sounded really cool… Anyways, he brought up some monsters doing that trick, we saw at least 20+ big sharks mostly black tips some at big as ten foot or more I'd say.. Make ya want to take swim for sure..:rolleyes:
 

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There are sharks under that cleaning table almost all summer, and like you said some big ones too. Even though I know they are there, I still go surfing by the pier regularly. It's when the sharks arent at the cleaning station that I start to worry. Sometimes I'll walk out there hoping to see some sharks and if no one is cleaning fish you can pull some sharks to the surface just by turning the water on at the cleaning station. Beautiful creatures IMO!
 
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