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    Winter Beach Detecting Advice?

    Iím heading to OBX NC after Christmas. In the past I focused on the towel line with my Garrett, did well in the Summer, but not much in the winter. Now have the Nox and can swing the wet sand areas. Temps should be in the 50ís, but too cold for me to wade in the water.

    Planning on swinging around low tide from the water up to the high tide line. Zig zagging looking for dips and concentrations of rock/shell areas and any deep cuts. Looking for a pattern of targets.

    My thought is that the towel line will have been pounded, but the wet sand area will be replenishing with the movement of the tide/sand.

    Any advice on this strategy or other winter beach Detecting tips?

    Thx! HH

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    OBX where the blacktop ends where the wild horses are.Miles & miles & miles of open beach.Click image for larger version. 

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    I have never found much in winter, not enough people
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    Quote Originally Posted by RTR View Post
    OBX where the blacktop ends where the wild horses are.Miles & miles & miles of open beach.Click image for larger version. 

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    I hit this area of the northern 4wd beach Carova a couple summers ago. Looks like your picture, found a bunch of 50 mm WW2 shell casings. I wish they dismantled the fence that prevents driving all the way up to VA Beach. That must have been an awesome drive. Itís exhilarating to drive at a good pace down the beach with the waves crashing 20í away... occasionally deep ruts of soft sand make it an adventure especially when the tide is coming in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-gordon View Post
    I have never found much in winter, not enough people
    Thatís been my experience in the dry sand for sure. No real beach activity since September. The dry sand is so clean that you get excited for a pulltab signal...
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    Instead of OBX 1/2 Hr.north is V.B. and a lot more possibilities Click image for larger version. 

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    I winter hunt at beaches and have found 2 gold rings right where the waves meet the sand. Terry’s first picture is where I usually hunt. Good luck.

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    Here on the Central Florida east coast, the number of depositors decrease significantly during the winter months. Our best hope is for the winter Noreaster winds to provide some serious erosion. Stripping away multiple layers of sand can be really productive for us...both on tourist and treasure coast beaches.

    Since the OBX are further north, it would be my guess that you'll find the same situation. Without some erosion, finds may be sparse. Less depositors = less recent drops.

    Please don't let me discourage you, this is just the view from my foxhole...
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    Yeah you are going to be looking for erosion and low spots. Failing that, you are going to be hunting the wasteland for any signs of life (ie: trashy areas mean people).

    But, it beats sitting inside doing nothing watch life pass by.
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    ... waiting to see that elusive dowser on the beach with a bucket of gold rings ...

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    I’d get there before low tide and just follow it out as the tide recedes. Just to get a jump on it. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pa-dirt_nc-sand View Post
    I hit this area of the northern 4wd beach Carova a couple summers ago. Looks like your picture, found a bunch of 50 mm WW2 shell casings. I wish they dismantled the fence that prevents driving all the way up to VA Beach. That must have been an awesome drive. It’s exhilarating to drive at a good pace down the beach with the waves crashing 20’ away... occasionally deep ruts of soft sand make it an adventure especially when the tide is coming in.
    I just remembered.About 1/2 between where the blacktop ends and the HUGH weekend houses are.There are quite a few of(old) tree stump remains sticking out of the sand.At low tide (you might run over them w/ car if your not careful) you cant miss em .Anyhow, they might act as a natural sluice at catching something old & good.
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    Think I'll hunt my pool this winter. Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice place to hunt, congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColonelDan View Post
    Here on the Central Florida east coast, the number of depositors decrease significantly during the winter months. Our best hope is for the winter Noreaster winds to provide some serious erosion. Stripping away multiple layers of sand can be really productive for us...both on tourist and treasure coast beaches.

    Since the OBX are further north, it would be my guess that you'll find the same situation. Without some erosion, finds may be sparse. Less depositors = less recent drops.

    Please don't let me discourage you, this is just the view from my foxhole...
    Ive always done pretty good in the winters down there and I'm only a visitor
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/me...lbums1617.html

    when I go down - its usually always from just a sun. to thurs. - 1/2 day on sun. and thurs.
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