It happens to all of us at some point. But it happens to some, like me, more than others.
It isn't so bad not catching one when you know you are fishing a location that at any moment you can tie into one that will take you to your backing. That is part of the gamble we take making the significant drive to fish a place of that quality. I am planning on heading over that way on the 21st if the weather cooperates. By the way, what is the license requirement and what time period is a NC license good for? Does it begin on Jan 1 and run through Dec 31 or are they on an unusual schedule like TN? I have been looking online and can't tell if I need a hatchery supported trout permit or not.