Fall fishing brings new wave of visitors

Fall fishing

As Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, the area can expect the visitors to transition to those looking to take advantage of the active fall fishing season.

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Published: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 02:41 PM.

This week’s high temperatures don’t feel like fall, but as the calendar rolls into September there’s a transition taking place.

Along Bogue Banks and Topsail Island, fishing rods and tackle boxes will soon replace the beach chairs and sand toys.

The Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer as the kids head back to school and the summer vacations end, but the beach remains a busy one as anglers head to the surf and area piers for fall fishing season.

“It normally starts around the second week of September,” said Herb Hill, who works at Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier in Emerald Isle. “Fall fishing is a big season for spot.”

While there are a few weeks to go before fall fishing kicks in, the anglers had a good Labor Day weekend.

“We’re seeing some sea mullet (Tuesday) morning and last night they were catching sea mullet, puppy drum and a few spots,” Hill said.

As the waters cool, the fishing heats up.

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