Well, I'm burned to a crisp, but it was worth it to finally be able to bring you guys my first decent report of '07. We fished the lower regions of the Cape Fear for roughly 4 hrs. Saturday 03/31/07, and ended up with 7 blues. We got one little 1/2lb fiddle, two at 3lbs., one at 5lbs, two at 15lbs and one at 25lbs. No monsters, but we did hook one that was easily over 30 that got to swim another day do to a bad hookset. We then proceeded up to lock#1 to have our hand at getting me my first shad, and after about 600 casts, I hooked(and caught) my first little brute of a fish we call the shad! The color of the day was anything chartruse. We didn't catch a ton, but we ended up with 5. Man are those things a crazy fight on a 7 1/2' UL rod! I've got pictures, but thanks to a new editing program, I don't know how to resize the pictures yet to get on here, and as soon as I figure it out I'll get some posted. Untill then if you'd like to see some, just shoot me a message and I'll send them directly. Thanks for everyones votes of confidence telling me to stick to it!