Every year, a cool, crisp north wind begins to blow in Brunswick County. The air becomes lighter, pumpkins appear on doorsteps and you can bet that a big king mackerel will be caught off Ocean Crest Pier. For some, these seasonal characteristics indicate that leaves will need to be picked up and Halloween costumes will need to be picked out. However, most Brunswick County fishermen know the leaves are not going anywhere and his or her costume will include a good pair of rubber boots and fishing bibs. It is safe to say fall is almost here.