New to the site...great information. Headed to N. Topsail for the week after Labor Day with the family and plan on hitting the water in the mornings and evenings. Been taking lots of notes and will have questions closer to the date, but o so looking forward to the week off, even if I get skunked. Haven't done much surf fishing (sucessfully at least), but grew up in New Orleans so fished all my life...lived in NC for 7 years while in undergrad and Vet school @ NC State...but when in school, you have the time but no money to go to the beach! Now I have no time...Thanks again for the threads, keep them coming.