I was fortunate enough to spend the past 2+ days celebrating my batchelor party with some great friends as we fished rivers all over central and eastern NC. River bass are definitely in that early spawn lull and lots of females should be hitting beds in the next few days. Over two and half days of kayak fishing, we caught about 90 largemouths as well as a pile of catfish and some white bass. The highlight was this river giant I caught on Friday afternoon. It inhaled a topwater bait shortly after it hit the surface. Other baits that produced were cranks, t-rigged creature baits, finesse worms, and spinnerbaits. Although that big fish still has me buzzing, I enjoyed spending time with some great friends more than anything else over the weekend. It should be a fun wedding! Tight lines!