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 Post subject: Eno River, 4/4/14
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:31 pm 
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It's hard to call the Eno, in early April, warm water, but it was a warm day.

Anyway, the dogwoods are starting to bloom, here in the triangle, and that means it's time for the white bass to run. I popped over to the Eno R. to check out the action, this afternoon. I wasn't disappointed. These last few warm days did the trick.

This fat hen took a estaz bugger
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...as did this one
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I also had some luck with an olive/white Polar fiber minnow, but I lost it to an underwater snag. Lots of snags in the Eno.

They are running a bit bigger this year, in the 15" to 16" range. Last year must have been a good year for forage in Falls Lake.

While the saying is, "When the dogwoods are in blossom...." is could just as well be "When the Atamasco Lilly is in bloom...." These are all over the bank near the Eno. They are also known as "Cullowhee."

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 Post subject: Re: Eno River, 4/4/14
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:37 pm 
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Well done Paul!!


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 Post subject: Re: Eno River, 4/4/14
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Very nice report and pictures Paul! Looks like a great time.

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 Post subject: Re: Eno River, 4/4/14
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Thanks Paul!

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 Post subject: Re: Eno River, 4/4/14
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:35 am 
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Damn nice fish for sure. The lilly is beautiful.

The warm water fish are just barely starting to move a little up here. I would guess another 2 weeks B/4 we see many shallow water fish like crappie. I fished for 4 1/2 hours yesterday with a crappie jig and never got a bite

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 Post subject: Re: Eno River, 4/4/14
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:38 pm 
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Nice...nice filets?


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