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Old 11-30-2005, 05:24 AM
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Default Surf in Jan/Feb?

What can be caught from the surf in Jan/Feb around Hatteras?

What kind of casting tackle do I need to bring?

Do I need a 6-24oz rod, 80# spectra,...?

Do they hassle you for sleeping in your truck?


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Old 11-30-2005, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: Surf in Jan/Feb?

you could use a good 10-13' surf rod with a large capacity reel and some chest waders. The action is normally hot and heavy in December there on the beaches...and from what i have been able to find out so far...big bucktails are working nicely...as have been spoons and top water lures like bombers...

the longer rod is good for getting into deeper waters since the slope of the beach is very slow and its almost like flats in places...it doesnt slope as dramatically as it does on the jersey shore...

theres a good variety of fish in the surf, bluefish, speckled trout, gray trout, stripers, puppy drum, black drum, sea mullet and spots. Be prepared for skates... skates one day fish the next....
So far the stripers haven't showed up in large numbers...seems to be spotty at best so far... December will be a better month for stripers... The big drum fishing has been good at Rodanthe, Avon, Buxton and Ocracoke...

as for the sleeping in the rig...im not sure about that one...since i havent done it..but i can enquire and will get back to you if i get some info. on that....

hope that was of some help...
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