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i picked up my gal in wilkesboro at 10pm. got to the beach around 2am. we were at the avalon pier btw..-thanks to who ever sugested it -the surf was up duuuuddee!!! it was pretty wicked, looked to be 8-10 foot seas.





fishing was pretty good a lot of small spots and croakers quite a few flounder we ended up with 4 keeper flounders..about 30 mixed spot/croakers of decent size. caught several puppy drum had a REAL good one on but lost it haulin it up the side:(.
caught 3 speckled trout one keeper size. bite died big time around daylight..




my lil gal took the flounder and half the spots/mullet...

and of all the times for my pos hp409 to take a dump om me..:eek::eek::( then was not it.but it did i took a mess of pictures only a hand full came out:mad::mad:. actually all of the pier/fish pictures did not come out -i about threw it across the yard -some of the pictures -takin at my house- i used my mom's cannon camera-SWEET-..

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yeah but i did not say WHAT i caught them on.. or HOW.. but i will say it was NOT live bait and a 3 oz sinker WAS used..

this is only half of the fish caught..


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hey zook, I hear a lot of guys on the kayak boards talking about the Optio W-series and the Olympus 700-series waterproof cameras. Both are submersible; I think the Olympus is generally regarded as more bomb-proof...

Glad you had a good time at the pier. For a drive like that, it sure would have been disappointing to come home empty-handed. Good to hear the drum are around -- I'm heading to Buxton next weekend with my boy and a bunch of guys from church... I hope we do as well.

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Fillet and soak? de-head and de-gut and soak? skin on? skin off?
The traditional way to fix spots in these parts is to take the heads off, gut them and then place 2 or 3 (depending on the size of the fish) vertical gashes on each side(cut to the bone but not al the way to top of bottom of the fish). Leave the skin on. Some folks soak in milk for a few hours instead of a brine all night - your choice. Then dip in flour and cook in hot grease till done.

We eat the tails too which should be nice and crispy. Yummy!
 

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Good goin Zook, sounds like it'd a been a rough day out on a boat
I think you are right about the boat. My buddy that fishes the FLW King Mackerel Pro tour said it was down right snotty. The event this week-nd was out of Morehead City and they crossed the shoals and fished up near Ocracoke. He says anytime you get soaking wet in their 35' Wellcraft Scarab going 18 knots, you know it is rough.
 

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i use the hp because of size.. i can put it in my pocket, catch a fish, pull it out snap a pic or two and put it back in my pocket. my moms cannon i can't do that too the olimpus i belive is also about the same size...

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Check out the Pentax. It's 4.2" x 2.1" and 0.93" thick. The lens doesn't do the in-and-out thing, probably to avoid another point of water entry. Druminator keeps his in the pocket of his PFD.

I've got a Canon A520; like you said, it's a bit big for that kind of thing. And water doesn't get along well with it. But it does surprisingly well from inside an Aquapac waterproof camera bag.

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i use the hp because of size.. i can put it in my pocket, catch a fish, pull it out snap a pic or two and put it back in my pocket. my moms cannon i can't do that too the olimpus i belive is also about the same size...

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Glad you had some luck it was so ruff and windy I got woke up a few times in my slide in camper being shook all over the place... Fished the surf friday and sat went to the inlet and caught a few blues but man that was some awful grass and transparent clear seaweed.. I have never seen anything like it... Thanks for the report glad you got some meals out of ya trip!!!
 
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