I hooked up with these guys before dawn “On The Point” at Emerald Isle, North Carolina a week ago. Most live either on the Bogue Banks or nearby on the mainland. All buy yearly permits from the City of Emerald Isle which allows them to drive on the beach in restricted areas from the late fall through early spring on the Western end of the island. Emerald Isle is situated East/ West rather than North/ South. As the dawn broke around 6:40 AM, the beach was dotted with pickup trucks, their occupants ready to start casting for the Spanish Mackerel and Albacore that were running in close to feed.
At daybreak, the fishermen were joined by some surfers, anxious to take advantage of the large breakers spawned by an overnight storm. Somehow, all managed to co-exist without getting in each other’s way.
I left them at sunrise to head up the beach to grab some sunrise shots. They were still at it when I came back on the way to my truck. Their coolers were filled. So were my memory cards. It had been a good day. Thanks for the look-in and have a good week ahead. See you next time.