This 20 pound tarpon forgot to migrate south and paid the price. Photo from Capt. Phil and Dawson's Creek on Dec. 19 when the water got below about 50 degrees. The trout can handle that, but the same thing happens to them when it freezes.
I have received reports of large numbers of dead, floating trout from duck hunters on the eastern side of the sound around Hatteras. Also reports coming from the Pungo River. Going to be very ugly I am afraid.