To our utter amazement, the infamous Ralph Nelson, who now resides in Raleigh but is originally from Enfield, had never caught a striper from the Roanoke River. Ralph regaled us about some past partying adventures and the heyday of the small towns along Hwy 301 were like before I-95 was constructed, which had us  doing a little historical digging to question his stories and his age. A great day on the water.

The striper bite is a little inconsistent still and things have been a little late to develop this April; however the bite is improving everyday and should fire off any day. For the shadsters, the bite is still very good and we put a hurting on them yesterday afternoon. Perfect fishing for these young anglers.