Local river here the speckled trout have been on FIRE. That fish has my number and I got three the other day between 16 1/2 and 19 1/4" My buddy on the boat with me got 5 that were 3-5lbs. He went out the next day and got three. One at 4lbs, one just over 6lbs., and one at 8lbs 10oz. Called me this morning and limited out (10) between 3 and 5lbs. There on 'em if you can find them for sure. Coastal areas have high numbers of year class fish, 10-12". You can't catch massive numbers of them right now, but again, not the quality fish that are in the rivers and creeks right now. Commercial buddies of mine have spotted schools in the coastal regions with as many as 1,000 fish in the school. Trout numbers are higher than they've been in along time, or possibly ever since there have been no big freeze/consiquential kill off in the past three years. So the short is, if you're in coastal N.C. right now and are a trout man, it's time to get out there and get them!