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We had a decent spring with stripers to play with, but have turned my attention more toward doing some trout scouting and hoping to pick up a slot drum or two over the last couple weekends. On the 3rd, we fished hard for about 4 hrs over in slade creek without a touch. Trired everything from live mud minnows on carolina rigs to top water lures. This past Saturday we made a pre-sunrise effort at a historically good SW wind trout hole, and never had a tap. Plenty of bait around and water conditions adequate. Versus buring gas, went back to the cottage after about an hour to eat a 1st class mother's day breakfast prepared by my sons and essentailly chilled for the rest of the day. I sent the attached pic to a friend and he replied that I can't catch fish without a line in the water. He may be onto something there. Anybody else done anything?
 

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Fished off the dock Friday evening since they wind was blowing. Caught 5 trout off mud minnows and 1 off soft plastics "all released" 4 out of the 6 were within keeping size. I was just down from the point on the Pamlico River but I can basically throw a rock into where the Pungo begins.
 
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