I see many boats just rip through that area from Atlantic Seafood Bar to the bridge. I slow down at all the spots mentioned. If there is any area where I see boats being snagged by CC or Marine Patrol its in this area. Not sure if they are pulling them over for not observing the No Wake signs, alcohol or random checks. We thought mostly they were checking for alcohol. One day they were grabbing every one in that area. They went from one boat to another. They rode up beside us and waved. We figured they saw our water bottles and we were wearing our PFD's so they let us ride on by. We thought, wow, what was different about us to let us ride on by???
I have been through the area Drug Runner is talking about. We went out Lockwood Folly and came in the Cape Fear River. My depth gauge started acting up for some reason and we were lucky a couple other boats where heading in before us. So we followed them. I had heard about the shoals and saw them that day. Is that area always passable between the shoals and Oak Island and about how wide is the passable part of that area??? That was my first time out in the ocean in my own boat that day. I was glad as hell to get through that area and into the river with no problems thats for sure!!!!