Does it seem like things just got a little nuts or is it just me?
A couple of weeks ago there were a few boats in the creeks, mostly hard-core anglers or someone taking their ride for a shakedown cruise. At the Intracoastal Waterway, traffic included a few sailboats and the annual stream of big pleasure cruisers starting their march north.
Pamlico Sounds red drum fishery stood for years among the best of any state, providing extraordinary bait-and- lure fishing for puppy drum and old drum, as anglers refer to small and large specimens, respectively.
Capt. Kevin Couick once lived to fish in the ocean.
He headed from his home in Waxhaw to Southport most weekends to fish for Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, flounder and sea bass. But since he discovered the excellent catfishing at the Santee Cooper lakes of South Carolina, he stays much closer to home.