Heya guys. I am a new member and only lived in NC for a year. I came here from Australia (where the fishing is a little different) and have adjusted to the freshwater style of fishing here. I am looking for spots in and close to Kinston to fish for Cats and other species. I have fished the river at Highway70 boat ramp here in Kinston, i have fished the Neuseway back lake ALOT and also the ponds across the other side of that highway. I have caught a big cat in the river at boat ramp and a big one in the Neuseway pond which tore me up in a tree underwater. I'd love to find more "local" spots to go fishing from. I dont have a boat, so for now I am stuck to the banks. Any tips for a fairly new guy? I have had most success on Shrimp (peeled) and worms, fished on floats with long trace and on running sinkers (I think you call it Carolina Rig). Most other stuff I have tried livers etc has been slow. I've pulled many good fish from the ponds and throw them all back. When I do alot ppl look at me crazy for throwing back 2lb'ers. Is it not common to throw fish back here? Any spots, Locales and tips would be appreaciated for Kinston area. Thanks guys.