It’s that time of year again when we break out the big tackle and set out to find that giant copper colored treasure of North Carolina’s inshore waters… Old Drum!!!
This year the outing will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014
If you’ve done this outing in the past, you already know, but if you’re new or just haven’t made it before, let me tell you, it’s no accident that this is our club’s favorite outing of the year. Don’t want to take my word for it? Just ask anybody that has gone.
This is a night time catch & release fishing event that takes place in the Pamlico Sound at the mouth of the Neuse River. We (and by we I mean everyone else but me) catch HUGE fish every year and the atmosphere during this outing is second to none.
Our base of operations is set up at the Driftwood Motel, the absolute finest motel on Cedar Island (it also just happens to be the only motel on Cedar Island, so set your expectations accordingly ) Sure, it’s not the Bellagio in Vegas or even a Motel 6 for that matter, but it is a place to rest your head after tugging up 40+ lbs drum all night, and they actually do have really good food! Not to mention, this is the absolute best access to quickly get to fishing grounds.
We’ll usually have a captains meeting around 3:30 and start putting the boats in at the ramp across the street shortly thereafter and set out on our quest for big fat slob Red Drum. Sometime after midnight we make our way back to the ramp and lots of us enjoy some fellowship and fish stories over a few soft-drinks or barley-pops.
Jeff Becker, as usual, does a great job of putting this outing together and I’ve never heard a single complaint, except for the weather last year, but even in the snotty seas and driving wind, we all still had a great time!
To sign up for this outing go to the 4th Annual Drum Roundup event page and fill out the signup form. (You’ll have to log in to see the form).
Even if you don’t have a boat to fish on, sign up anyway and we’ll try to get you lined up with a member that does. We can usually get everyone that wants to go on a boat, but it will be first come, first served so sign up early!
I can’t wait for this event, and I really hope to see you out there!