Catch and Release for white bass?! Seriously? I'm not in favor of making ANY more regs that the officers can't enforce, but certainly C&R for white bass is ridiculous. I agree with "Mack" that plenty of fish make it past Penny's Bend to spawn. Look at the water levels for the past couple years, most flows are below average. This condition probably has way more to do with fish populations than harvesting does. I personally think that in low-water times, the fish just spawn in lower parts of the river. Heaven forbid a fisherman actually has to hike somewhere to find good fishing. I fished the Eno one day last year and hardly caught anything, but came back 3 days later and could have limited out before lunch. The greedy and unethical don't pay any mind to the current regulations and making more restrictive rules isn't going to stop them. Do your part to report violations and encourage catch-and-release. Otherwise, just enjoy being outside on public property.
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