I just spent a week in North Carolina and the shad are running in both the Tar and Neuse rivers. However the rivers are all but blown out with muddy water. However we did very well fishing 62 miles off shore from Atlantic Beach. We caught King Mackerel, a few different type of Tuna, Trigger fish and a boat load of Sea Bass.
Our local temperature in South Central Pa is close to 70 and spring flowers are blooming. Think Crappie, think fishing!