Capt. David Baxley of Headhunter OutdoorsCapt. David Baxley of Headhunter Outdoors with a red drum caught at Surf City. Baxley finds baitfish in the local creeks, using a cast net to fill his live well with menhaden and mullet.

His favorite way to fish is by casting a Carolina rig with one of these baitfish on the hook to deep holes in the tidal creeks or under the boat docks in the Intracoastal Waterway. The Surf City area has two excellent ramps, including the new ramp on Lewis Road, which was recently opened by the N.C. Wildlife Commission. The other is the City Ramp across the bridge on the right when entering the island on N.C. 210.

Red drum action will be excellent throughout the entire fall. Contact Capts. David and Tammy Baxley at 910-329-0818.