.....from the Neuse. I finally got out there and felt like I was close to a tarpon, although I never saw one or got a bite. We fished 4 different places and caught a skate in each location, saw plenty of bait, but no silver. Instead of giving up at sunset, on the way home we made a quick stop on the edge of one of my favorite shoals and it didn't take long to get a bend in the rod. This time it wasn't a wing beat but a head shake from a big drum. We had 4 bites in about an hour to save the afternoon.
Although we didn't see a tarpon, it's nice to know that there are enough drum around to save the day.