Strong SW winds offshore kept all the offshore boats tied to the dock today. There were some boats fishing in the sound and had decent catches of puppy drum and speckled trout. The air temp was in the mid 60s today so the sound water warmed up with the air and the drum and trout started biting. The Pamlico Sound is pretty shallow for the most part and the water temp especially inside the reef is predominantly air temperature driven. This can be a good or bad thing depending on the time of year. This time of year when we get a warm day the water can warm up 10-15 degrees in 24 hrs which will get the fish moving and starting to bite again. The problem is when we get the 30 degree weather the water cools down just as fast and shuts the fishing completely off. Lets hope for some more days like today so the water stays warm and we can have an early spring.