That's the truth - I grew up in Pennsylvania. I might not be at the skill level of many of the NC fishers here but I love it that any day you go out, there is true potential to get a 3 or 4 lb bass and higher, and in numbers. Every single time, and not just in one particular lake. Its far less frequent up in PA. In any two year span here, I've caught more 5+ lb bass here than I did in 10+ years in PA. Not to mention bass is open year-round here, and also no ice-up. I am not sure if most of you appreciate all that as much as someone like me does! Of course, we could always move to Florida and get spoiled by the giant Florida strain bass there, lol.It sure is nice to have such good places to fish in this part of NC. We are sure lucky.