Man even when we are catching 15 inch slab crappie, 13-14 inch perch, and even 10 lb sloppy disgusting river cats ocean fishing just destroys freshwater. It’s just no comparison. None. Zero. If I lived near the ocean and bay waters I would never ever freshwater fish again. Never. Not even for big walleye.Sounds like your time in NC was perfect! All those species are great fighters, and delicious eaters! We do a little fresh water fishing when I want to give the engine a good flush. It's fun to hang some chunky large mouth also, but Florida has so many opportunities to box some slobs and it is just gorgeous watching the flying fish at sunrise. This is how we get down....
Backwater and ocean running, we go everywhere!