Overall slow week, relatively speaking since I had great surf conditions all week. IMHO Topsail would probably be the last place I would go for an exclusive fishing trip, but it's a family tradition and where the kids want to go. Just not a great fishing beach compared to Hatteras IMO. But I'm not going to the beach and not targeting the pomps. Caught several more throughout the week than what is pictured. Some citations and nice fish in the mix. Using Rich Vidulich float combinations on a FM type rig with shrimp fishbites (color varied to match the float). Nothing close in. Every single pomp came from as far as I could possibly throw it...beach is so flat past the breakers. If I could have thrown 50yds further I think I would have caught more. Beach was so crowded that I can only do an OTG type cast with my lead straight behind me. 20y ago Topsail was way more conducive to fishing, miss the "old days".