May 26, 2011

News & Observer: Lure of big Spanish keeps anglers busy

May 26, 2011
By Mike Marsh

CAROLINA BEACH -- It was barely daybreak, and the parking lot at the Snows Cut Boating Access Area was all but vacant, except for a pair of fishermen launching a center-console boat.
Steve Chisenhall warmed the engine while Jamie Rushing parked his pickup and the trailer at the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission access...

The anglers headed northward up the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, then eastward out of Carolina Beach Inlet. Rushing said the ride to their fishing destination, Sheephead Rock, would take them back down eight miles south along the beach.

Two other boats were already fishing the area as Rushing slowed the engine to trolling speed. It was a half-mile offshore of the beach at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area, but as he watched his depth finder, he said he could see the top of the rock formation...

Read the full N&O story (and find out what they caught) here
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