Nice job. I just realized I never posted a report...spent Oct 8-15 in KDH at the house we rent for 2 weeks every summer. I've fished many times down there in Oct and Nov, but it was the first time the wife and daughter came along for a fall trip. They loved it...the lack of heat, lack of crowds, lack of long waits at dinner spots (except Blue Moon, which was just as long a wait as summer. Go figure).
Anyway, fishing was solid. For the week got around 30-35 trout, mostly small keepers, a few good ones, nothing bigger than 19". Around 20 flounder which all had to go back. Some would have been turned into flounder sandwiches if it had been Sept. A few blues, one pompano (not from the surf...but from the sound near Oregon Inlet fishing center). Several lizard fish, including one that never had the hook in his mouth, just chomped onto the tail of my plastic lure and held on all the way onto the pier. And a few pinfish. And a white perch. All on lures, except the perch which was on a fishbites. Surf yielded nothing, but I spent most time in the sounds.
All in all a great trip. The wife is on board for doing this every fall now, so win for me. And discovered a great new dessert spot in Nags Head called Cookies and Cream. Plus great mini golf every night with no crowds.