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Well folks, this is that time of year where we're struggling for something to write about. Thanks to Gary Burnett for this fishing story.

My son Sam and I went down on Friday 12/27 , we stayed in Buxton. I caught one 40" Striper on a eel just north of Cape Point on Friday afternoon . On Saturday we fished at the Point and Hatteras Inlet did not see a fish caught . We caught the 1 pm ferry over to Ocracoke and fished for a few hours on the North end we had no luck , but some guys were catching some 2-3 # BlackDrum on shrimp .So we decided to Drive down to the South end ,we had been fishing holes and nice sloughs all day so on the South end I set up on a flat spot with a lot of rolling white water between two sloughs. I put out four rods on single bottom Drum rig with Bunker at 4:30pm at 4:45 all four rods went off . I was only able to land one 41" , sam lost the one he was fighting and the other two got off. We caught three more in the next hour 44" , 43" & 39", we had our limit so we packed up and when to dinner @ Howard's Puband made the 9pm ferry back over to Hatteras.

On Sunday after a little early morning fishing and a two hour or so fish cleaning stop we went back over to Ocracoke . I had marked the spot so we went to the exact place as the day before . This time it was about 3:30 pm and there was a steady bite of Spiny Dogfish ( nice ones 30-40" long ). Then at the about the same time as the day before the Striper started bitting again we caught four 43",41",39" & 38".
PS: In case you wondered my son was the camera man , he said did not want to hold up the fish,he really did not want me to get the new digtal camera slimy.

Life is short FISHHARD



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