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2008-10-03 09:00:17

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Look for pier fishing to be super along the northern beaches of Dare County as fall conditions arrive. Nice-sized spot, some weighing as much as a pound, should be abundant. Action will be particularly good when winds are from the northeast and the water is somewhat muddy. The most productive time to fish for spot is on the incoming and high tide, and bloodworms are the preferred bait. Pier anglers...

2008-09-28 12:00:21

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing should get into high gear this week as inshore water temperatures drop along the Dare coast. Quite a few nice, big spot should be taken from deeper sloughs along the beach. Most of the spot, many of which will weigh more than 1/2 pound, will be caught on small number 4 to 6 hooks baited with bloodworms and fished on the bottom. Sea mullet also should provide bait-fishing surfcasters with...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Lots of mixed-sized spot, including some weighing considerably more than half a pound, should keep pier anglers busy along the northern beaches this week if winds are from a northerly direction. These very popular fish migrate south along the Outer Banks in large numbers in late summer and early fall. The best fishing is on the incoming and high tide when the water is a bit murky. Most of the spot should...

2008-09-12 09:00:24

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing should be generally good this week along the northern beaches, provided the weather cooperates. Tropical storms and their compliment of high seas and strong winds can disrupt fishing for days at a time in the late summer and early fall. The passage of storms hundreds of miles offshore can produce large swells and strong currents that negatively impact all types of fishing along the Outer...

2008-09-05 09:00:18

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Pier anglers should catch quite a few small bottom fish along the northern beaches of Dare County this week. Mixed-sized spot and some small croaker should be landed in good numbers if the water is somewhat murky and the wind is northerly. The best action should be on the incoming or high tide when the fish move inshore close to the beach to feed. Bloodworms are the preferred bait, and anglers using...

2008-08-29 09:00:37

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing will be on the upswing along the northern beaches as fall approaches. Surfcasters should catch mixed sizes of spot, some nice sea mullet and scattered small croaker this week from deeper sloughs along the beach on the incoming and high tide. Bloodworms and fresh shrimp should be the most effective baits. Small No. 4 to 6 hooks are a must because of the small size of these fish. There is no...

2008-08-22 09:00:33

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Pier anglers along the northern beaches of the Outer Banks should have good luck this week catching a wide variety of small fish and possibly a few big ones. Quite a few small croaker and spot should be landed on the incoming or high tide when the water is murky. Small bottom fish tend to move inshore close to the beach from deeper water to feed when the tide is rising. Some pigfish, sand perch, a few...

2008-08-17 12:00:19

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surfcasters trying their luck in deeper sloughs along the northern beaches should catch a mixture of small bottom fish this week if the weather is good. Quite a few small spot, small croaker, mixed-sized sea mullet, sand perch and possibly a pompano or two should be easily landed on bloodworms or fresh shrimp. Fishing should be the best on the rising and high tide.If the weather is hot, seas are calm...

2008-08-08 09:01:00

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Surf fishing along the northern beaches of the Dare coast should be fairly productive this week if the weather is good. Fair numbers of small spot, pinhead croaker, sand perch and pigfish should be landed from deeper sloughs along the beach. Bloodworms and fresh shrimp should provide the best action. The best time to fish will be on the incoming and high tide. These small bottom fish move inshore close...

2008-08-01 09:00:35

By DAMON TATUMDAMON TATEM BEACH, PIER AND BRIDGE FISHING Corolla to Coquina Beach Piers along the northern beaches of the Outer Banks should offer a mix of small and large fish this week. Pier anglers should land quite a few small croaker, spot running 3 to 4 fish per pound, and some sand perch. Some pigfish, pinfish and sea mullet also should appear. Most of these small bottom-feeding fish will be taken on small No. 4 to 6 hooks baited with bloodworms, fresh shrimp or artificial...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'