A lot of folks have been waiting for the waters to cool and start concentrating the trout. Now we are seeing the effects of last year's freeze. The little guys seemed to have fared well and there are a gazillion trout mostly under 13 inches. Seems like everywhere you go you can catch a few, but not many keepers. Then just around the bed you'll run into a school of 3-5 pounders, really great class of fish, but almost zero keepers in the 1-2 pound range.
In short, plenty of action and shots at a few really nice fish. Pic is from Capt. Joe and reports are from Joe and Mitch. Capt. Ray says trout are also in the lower Neuse along with the best catches of puppy drum we've had all year.