I had as my guest Bro. Price Monday morning and we drifted three coves and did not tag a big one, only several small ones. Noticed that the carp are about to spawn. Went yesterday scouting and caught 7 or 8, mostly young flats (5 to 8 pounds) and several blues. Today I went out with two guys from New York and we managed to catch one nice blue (17-18 pounds) and some small stuff. It appears that the cats on LKN have not come back from the cold spell that we had two weeks ago or I have forgotten how to catch them. Water surface temp. has risen from 56 degrees last week to 70 degrees this morning in the shallow water (10'+-). How are you guys and gals fairing with your bite? PS, Lake Norman (aka the dead sea) can put a hurting on a fisherman is a hurry, can I get an AMEN on that?