Sister Sue, brother Tom, and Mike, taking a break from fishing for bluefish and Spanish mackerel behind Shackleford Banks, NC. We don't do catfish.
Click on the bluefish for more information on the inshore fishes caught around Carteret County...
Cape Lookout is the middle of the three North Carolina Capes. The Cape Lookout Lighthouse is on the south end of Core Banks, near Barden's Inlet. It marks the Cape Lookout shoals, which extend 20 miles or more out into the Atlantic. The shoals, along with those at Cape Hatteras and at Cape Fear, have claimed hundreds of ships over the centuries since the first Englishmen sailed into coastal North Carolina waters.
Core Banks is part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore, managed by the National Park Service. Aside from the lighthouse and some old support buildings at the south end, the only other development on the island is Alger Willis' fish camps.
Susie and husband Louie live in Davis, NC, just across Core Sound from where the fish camps are located on the island. They maintain a beachbuggy, Godspeed, for much of the year on Core Banks near the fish camps.
Core Banks is known for large red drum (also called puppy drum or redfish), bluefish, Spanish mackerel, flounder, sea mullet, pompano, and other surf fishes. There is also a large gull and marsh bird population.
Drumwagon is another beach buggy of sorts. A "research" vessel, as it were. Keep in mind that there are many kinds of "research".
Check the weather near the Cape Lookout lighthouse.
Cape Lookout poem by Eloise Blair
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