Was on the neuse at Ft Barnwell on friday afternoon and the shad were running. There was a man at the ramp, he had about 5-6 on a stringer and there was about 10 boats fishing the area where contenea creek meets the neuse. I have my darts on order, time to get some bait in the freezer. Thought everyone should know. I'm not sure how hard they are running but they are definitely running. Just watch out though the water height is only a little over 4 feet right now, according to the website.