Shelly Island

Shelly Island




Anyone know how Shelley Island faired during this storm?


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RE: Shelly Island




Anyone know how Shelley Island faired during this storm?

Babylin


The Sandbar called Shelly Island has been gone for several months. It's just Cape Point, and as long as Hatteras Island is still around, the point will be there too.


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It’s more than likely gone. Islands have been forming off of Cape Point forever. Sometimes we find them four or five miles from the Point and all the way out to the ten mile light. It’s the nature of a Cape for this to occur. Usually winter storms like this move them. The Point (Or Cape Hatteras) is always different each spring, and when viewed from the air you can easily tell. Sometimes the islands consolidate on the point changing the shape of the beach, other time the sand flows West ultimately shoaling towards the Hatteras Inlet. It has been thought that Shelly Island formed in the fall of 2016 and remained for summer 2017 due to a lack of strong nor’easters. Well we can’t say that about this winter! Since the river of sand flows south to Buxton, and westerly towards Hatteras Inlet, I’m waiting to see what has been deposited from all of the beach nourishment that has taken place. Maybe the Point will have grown.


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That sand bar’s been visible and accessible for several years we’ve been down. What made Shelley Island unique was the sheer size it reached, and with the easier accessibility, the number of ppl it attracted.


RE: Shelly Island




That sand bar’s been visible and accessible for several years we’ve been down. What made Shelley Island unique was the sheer size it reached, and with the easier accessibility, the number of ppl it attracted.

judyk


Yup, every fall there seems to be one. Back in 2003 we launched my skiff one
full moon night and motored out there. (Back when we could fish all night at the Point) We cleaned up on the fish that night! There were an awful lot of Ocellata caught!


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When I was there in August, the channel between the point and the island had started to fill in and was almost fully connected at low tide. By October when I was there again, it was connected by a thin strip on one side that you could drive over on at low tide. From the pics I have seen since then it fully connected on both sides leaving a tide pool in the middle. The shelling was still pretty great from what I've seen. There is a FB page out there, Shelly Island, OBX I think it is, and people that go out to the Point post updates on the shelling, etc. Also, Altitude 12 regularly posts drone videos of the changes on their FB page. The point was an amazing place before Shelly ever brought the limelight and it will surely continue to be. With every visit I look forward to seeing what's new there. It's always different, and always beautiful.


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The ever changing Point. Your "pool" statement reminds me of a time in the late 90's that there was a large "pool" cut into the point and then sealed off from a storm, the size of a pond. We were fishing and noticed a young man, maybe 10 or 12, fishing in the pond. We thought, how cute. Next thing you know he caught a sheepshead, and then another. You guessed it, there were about 12-15 of us that went and joined the young lad. Do not remember exactly how many sheepshead we pulled out of there but it was a bunch and a memory we will never forget. There we were, the hot spot on the east coast for surf fishing, and we were all fishing that pond. Thumbs up Fish Confused


RE: Shelly Island




The ever changing Point. Your "pool" statement reminds me of a time in the late 90's that there was a large "pool" cut into the point and then sealed off from a storm, the size of a pond. We were fishing and noticed a young man, maybe 10 or 12, fishing in the pond. We thought, how cute. Next thing you know he caught a sheepshead, and then another. You guessed it, there were about 12-15 of us that went and joined the young lad. Do not remember exactly how many sheepshead we pulled out of there but it was a bunch and a memory we will never forget. There we were, the hot spot on the east coast for surf fishing, and we were all fishing that pond. Thumbs up Fish Confused

SwampDuck


Too funny! I went to Hatteras for my first time in 1977. We stayed at the Salvo campground. (Yes, it was open for camping then) We drove down to Buxton one afternoon looking for some friends at Cape Point. We drove out on the beach after dark and fished in what we thought was the ocean. The next day when it was light out, we saw that we had been fishing the tidal pond. We caught several large Croakers, and had them for dinner that night!


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Love the fish stories!!! Fish Fish