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 Post subject: Whte bass on the Eno River
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:36 pm 
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It's hard to call this "warm water," as the temperature in the Eno was only in the mid 50's, but, the white bass spawning run has begun. Several of us, from Triangle Fly Fishers, checked out the lower end of the Eno between Penny's Bend and Falls Lake, on Wed, Mar 25. A few were caught, mostly males. The water was low and fairly clear, making for good wading. The fishing should pick up over the next few weeks, and the white bass will likely stay in the river into early May.

Other piedmont rivers have similar runs. Find a stream near you and have some fun!

This 9" male was taken on a size 6 white crystal bugger. Small clousers also work well.
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 Post subject: Re: Whte bass on the Eno River
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:13 pm 
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Good stuff there, Paul. Them White Bass are sporty for their size and excellent guests for a meal...

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 Post subject: Re: Whte bass on the Eno River
PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:43 pm 
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Good stuff here.
Post some more flicks when the biggun's show up

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 Post subject: Re: Whte bass on the Eno River
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:35 am 
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Will do. Depending on the weather, it could be a weekly trip through April. ;)

Nearly all the man made lakes in NC have white bass runs. You just need to find out what streams them go up, and where the access points are.


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 Post subject: Re: Whte bass on the Eno River
PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:35 am 
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Haw River and Robeson Creek into Jordan lake be good spots too!

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 Post subject: Re: Whte bass on the Eno River
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Good for you, Paul!


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 Post subject: Re: Whte bass on the Eno River
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I was back on the Eno Friday morning (Apr 10). Rain on Thursday had raised the water level some, and the water was a bit off color, but not bad. Visibility was probably between 12" and 18". I caught a few on a crystal bugger, and, after I lost that to a snag, I did pretty well with a small chartreuse and white beadchain clouser (size 8, I think). I caught 8 or 10 fish in about 2 hours. All were males in the 9" to 10" range.

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 Post subject: Re: Whte bass on the Eno River
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:33 am 
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nice!


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