Cape Fear

A July Day on the Cape Fear Coast

A recap of a hot July day on the Cape Fear Coast, chasing nearshore Dolphin and Kings.  A little back story...

I picked up a copy of Song of Cape Fear by Bill McDonald this summer, and found it to be one of the best books I've read about the history of recreational fishing on the NC Coast.  

Bill McDonald authored countless fishing articles in various newspapers around the Brunswick/New Hanover County area, until his passing in 1989.  He had always dreamed of writing a book, but never had it published.  His son, Sam, took on the task of compiling Bill's stories into a book.  Song of Cape Fear was finally published by Snow's Cut Media in 2009.  I picked up my copy at Tex's Tackle in Wilmington, but I'm sure there are some other places in the area that have it too.

Reading the book, it feels as if you are listening to your Grandfather speak to you about fishing's glory days and the beautiful, simple life on the NC Coast before development and overpopulation.  While it may not do Bill's writing justice, this video was inspired by Song of Cape Fear.