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.
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!